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Patriot's Point Museum receives addition to Vietnam exhibit

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

The Patriot's Point museum received a 25-ton addition to the Vietnam Experience Exhibit.

The South Carolina National Guard is loaning the museum an M42 Duster, a self-propelled rapid-firing anti-aircraft gun. It was first used in the Korean War starting in 1953, and later as a ground defense weapon in the Vietnam War.

The Duster was used to protect ground forces from low-level air attack.

It is nearly 21 feet long and has a combat weight of 49,500 pounds, according to Patriots Point spokesman Chris Hauff. Its maximum road speed was 45 mph.

The state's National Guard donated the Duster to add a bit of realism to the museum's exhibit.

The two-and-a-half acre exhibit is included in the museums normal admission price.

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