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There are two styles of Sherman Tracks: the Vertical Volute Suspension System (VVSS) and the Horizontal Volute Suspension System (HVSS). All of the Panda line tracks are for VVSS Shermans. All VVSS tracks with the exception of some Canadian manufactured Shermans used track blocks that were 16 or 16.5 inches in length and held together by end connectors that also served as track guides. A special wedge shaped bolt secured the end connectors and also put stress on each shoe that caused it to curl (commonly referred to as a “live track”) and made it easier for the track to stay on the rear idler wheel when the tank was moving.

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