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Grousers

November 10 2004 at 4:27 AM
Mike Cooper  (no login)
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Response to Yes perfect!

Hiya

Number of Grousers could be fixed by a local order before action, but if you look at Following the Tanks particularly, you'll see that a standard of every - I think - 4 or 7 links was adhered to.

There are moans in after action reports about grousers coming off and breaking, so diffrent combinations show up. Most Mk IIs at Arras - where they mak their first appearnce - seem to show a fairly regular basic set.

Where they show up at Passchedaele and CAmbrai this also seems to be true. I've insufficinet Mk iV photos from Messines and the March 18 fighting to be sure, and many Mk IV Supply tanks didn't use them.

Interestingly MK Vs seem to have used spuds quite a bit, even on the 26.5 inch track. See photos of 10 Bn at Amiens.

Mike Cooper

 
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