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


The Chieftain's Hatch: The Unmanned Patton

In the 1950s, someone decided to turn their tank into a radio controlled one. How did it work? How well did it work? The Chieftain shows us.


The Chieftain's Hatch: Surviving Basic Training

A change from the usual history article, The Chieftain delves back into his own history to answer requests for advice about recruit training.


The Chieftain's Hatch: US Armor Myths

A video, this week. More specifically, a video of The Chieftain's presentation at TankFest NorthWest a fortnight ago.


The Chieftain's Hatch: US Gyrostabilisers

This week's look into the archives answers the question of why the gyrostabiliser fitted to American tanks was generally poorly regarded.


The Chieftain's Hatch: Improving Super Pershing

Why didn't the US Army select the T26E4 for future production?


The Chieftain's Hatch: Equipping the Force, Pt1

This is the first of a series of articles which looks at how the US Army set about developing and acquiring its new equipment.


The Chieftain's Hatch: The Battle of Munoz

General Douglas MacArthur intended to invade Luzon, the Philippine Islands, right where the Japanese had conducted their main landings in 1941.


The Chieftain's Hatch: COL Zerbee's TD

Another fun discovery from the archives, a novel tank destroyer developed by an enthusiastic amateur.


The Chieftain's Hatch: Fire on the Move

The US Army learns a couple of lessons about this new "fire-on-the-move" concept.