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Soldiers Named a US Army Tank “Crippling Depression”

__Dan Robitzski__Filed Under: Robots & Machines
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Members of the U.S. Army are once again showing their more creative side when it comes to naming their vehicles and artillery.

One tank crew, for instance, recently named its tank after one of the most terrifying killers of all, Task & Purpose reports — dubbing it “Crippling Depression.”

Creative License

Individual tank crews actually have a fair amount of leeway when to comes to picking the name that will be stenciled down the barrel of their tank’s gun.

As long as it isn’t too profane and it begins with the same letter as the crew’s company or squadron, Business Insider reports that most names will pass. That leads to tanks being given some some less savory joke names. But a great deal are also named after celebrities like Dwayne Johnson and Betty White, or tacticool names like “Boomstick.”

READ MORE: We salute the Army crew who named their tank ‘crippling depression’ [Task & Purpose]

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