At 20:48 21-05-1999 EDT, Cookie Sewell <AMPSOne@...
>Oh -- on that pesky comb gizmo -- I saw a couple of good photos of it which
>show that it is used as a quick tieoff for a tarp which fits over the
>complete bow gun mount when the gun is installed. The ends simply hook onto
>the comb, and since ropes stretch, there are several notches. There is a
>similar one on the front left side of the M40 for a larger tarp.
Yes, this is one of the reported uses. Most certainly possible when it is in
its most common location - in front of the hull MG on the final drive housing.
But since it can be found in other locations (in front of the driver's hatch
on a Sherman TRV, for example) and other vehicles as well, I am sure this is
a typical example of the difference between the intended use and the actual
use of this fitting.
My guess is that it was INTENDED as an antenna tie-down.