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

The Chieftain's Hatch: Archive Oddities

The Chieftain turned up some unusual documents during his trips to the US National Archives.

Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: A34 Comet, Part 3

It's time to take a closer look at the crew compartment of the T34 Comet.

The Chieftain's Hatch: US Tank Guns

General Barnes, head of the Ordnance Branch's R&D department, wrote a review of US tank gun development through 1944.

Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: A34 Comet, Part 2

Part 2 of the Comet overview covers track adjustment and the engine compartment.

Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: Comet Pt1

Our nuts and bolts video tour moves across the Atlantic

The Chieftain's Hatch: WW2 Conference

The Chieftain attended the International Conference on WW2

The Chieftain's Hatch: What's in a Name?

The common consensus that the US Army never officially named its vehicles Sherman, Jackson or Scott seems to be wrong.

Chieftain's Hatch: Ordnance Dept Tank Development

General Barnes, head of the Ordnance Department's R&E Office, remembers the time he spent developing new tanks for the US Army in WWII

The Chieftain's Hatch: Tanks at Tarawa

The US Marine Corps' tankers first met their Japanese counterparts at Tarawa