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Gulf of Aqaba, Aqaba, Jordan

(Location: “The Tank”)

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Unique ID: 2177
Added to Database: 4 March 2012
Last Edited: 4 March 2012
Type (ID): M42 Duster (1112)
Model (ID): M42 (1112)
Location Category (ID): Gulf of Aqaba (42100)
Location (ID): “The Tank” (42102)
Serial Number:
Other Identification: Wreck on seabed.
Collection Reference:
Links: Dive Aqaba
Dive Site Directory
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: American Car and Foundry Company, Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA (Additional manufacturer April 1952-December 1953)
2: Gulf of Aqaba, Aqaba, Aqaba Governorate, Jordan (Current location)

Text in original Preserved American Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved American Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Jordan publication:

More popularly known to local divers simply as “The Tank” this American M42 Duster self-propelled anti-aircraft gun was originally in the employ of the Jordanian Army. It was scuttled as an artificial reef on 1 September 1999 by the Jordanian Royal Ecological Diving Society and has since accumulated a lot of marine life. (Source: Dive Aqaba).
It has had its engine removed but otherwise appears to be largely complete. It sits on the seabed with its turret traversed to 4 o’clock.

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Rear right view, anonymous photo from
1: Rear right view, anonymous photo from

Taken: 2010 (Estimated)
Contributor: CRFU
Photo ID: 6815
Added: 4 March 2012
Filename: u0l5B_M4...
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