Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by OpanaPointer, May 26, 2018.
The larboard track looks like three different styles?
Today, we'd call them grousers. Back then they called them "spuds" because they looked like a shovel you would use to dig up potatoes.
They were attached to th top of every forth or fifth track link for extra traction.
Yeah, got that, but what about the tent-like things on top? Never saw those before.
One and the same...that is the handle of the shovel. If you look close, you can make out the spade portion.
I agree for the first one, but the ones behind that don't look the same to me.
They don't, because of the angle the photo was taken. You don't see the gap between spuds, so it appears that the track is continuous. However, it is not.
I'll have to put it down as an optical delusion.