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sherman/M4 grousers...

October 25 2012 at 9:43 AM
  (Login atxranchhand)
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so i have a "stupid question"
How where the grousers attached to sherman tracks? All i can find is pics of the grousers off of the tracks, I'm having a hard time figuring out how they where attached to the tracks just looking at pics of rusty grousers and some illustrations of them next to tracks (but not on them)
Thanks in advance...

 
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(Login MartinDogger)
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They were attached to the end connectors n/t

October 25 2012, 10:05 AM 

[EDIT] old message with wrong information removed [EDIT]


    
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any images by chance?

October 25 2012, 10:35 AM 

you know what they say, a thousand words and all wink.gif

 
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(Login djnick66)
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here are some

October 25 2012, 11:00 AM 

While a resin piece its very clear

[linked image]

and here

[linked image]

there are more assorted images. I found these by googling "sherman grouser"



    
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(Login atxranchhand)
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PERFECT!

October 25 2012, 11:20 AM 

thanks!!!!

 
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(Login b737flyer)
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The end connectors did not need to be removed to install them..

October 25 2012, 11:18 AM 

There were several different designs but the most common (as illustrated by David's photos above) were attached to the outside of the end connectors and did not require their removal.


    
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that would have been a nightmare int he field

October 25 2012, 12:02 PM 

... removing end connectors to attach them. blech...

 
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(Login Kurt_Laughlin)
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You don't remove the end connectors

October 25 2012, 6:50 PM 

The grouser pins fit into the holes in the track pins.

KL




 
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(Login MartinDogger)
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Thanks for correcting me guys

October 26 2012, 5:10 AM 

I rememberd a picture in the Concord Sherman at War book, showing a crew working their tank's track. I thought they were adding grousers, but instead they were replacing end connectors with extended versions. Hence end connectors scattered over the ground, and me having a wrong picture in my head.

Need to check references first before posting.

Best, MartinD

 
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