The real tanks, from Wargaming America's resident in-house tanker.

The Chieftain's Hatch: Bigger Turret, Less Room

The Chieftain looks at the problems of putting a gun into the larger, later, Sherman turret.

The Chieftain's Hatch: The TD Archives

A few odds and ends found in the archives of the Tank Destroyer Board.

The Chieftain's Hatch: 100-Year Icon

The Chieftain muses on the impact the tank has had on our culture.

The Chieftain's Hatch: Panther/M10 and the Laws of War

A little background on what this vehicle was, and why it was legal to use.

The Chieftain's Hatch: Canadians at Ortona

Over Christmas 1943, Canadians fought the Germans in a small Italian town. This is how they took it.

The Chieftain's Hatch: Defense of Ortona

Setting the stage for the Battle of Ortona, known as Canada's Stalingrad.

The Chieftain's Hatch: A Bigger Kitty

So, why does the 45.03 look so much like a King Tiger? And if it came before Tiger II, why is it sometimes known as Tiger III?

The Chieftain's Hatch: Signal Flags

The development of a tank was faster than the communication tech that supported it.

The Chieftain's Hatch: Significant Emotional Events

What goes through someone's mind in a tank when the shooting starts?

The Chieftain's Hatch: Marines via Australia

It's Anzac Day, important in the Antipodean calendar. But Australia played more of a role than to just send men to fight.