M 42 Duster

Jordan,Aqaba Bay

M42 Duster was a self-propelled anti aircraft light tank that were produced for the US Army by General Motors from 1952 to 1960. They were in active duty until 1988 and were used in the Vietnam war and the Lebanese civil war. Jordan bought several of these tanks before they were phased out in the 1990s. In the late 1990s two of these were bought by Royal Ecological Diving Society. 1. September 1999 they dumped them outside Aqaba to advance diving and as artificial reefs. The tanks rest on a depth of 6 to 8 meter in the northern part of the harbor, and one in the southern part at the dive site commonly called Seven Sisters.


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M42 Duster

19,9 x 10,5 x 9,4 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
22,5 tons
Detroit ( US )
( JO )

N 29 23.59 E 34 58.00
( Source: Youtube dive video )


Last updated: January 2021