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On Monday, the 3 rd Infantry Division sent out a tweet asking which tank has the best name in the U.S. Army, soliciting pictures. One of the more unusual was an M1 Abrams with the moniker Barbie Dreamhouse. As you can imagine, there is a story behind it. "Every little girl dreams of having a Barbie Dreamhouse," says Capt Jillie Collins, and this M1 ... [+] Abrams happened to be hers. 3rd Infantry Division via Twitter. The practice of giving tanks names dates back to the very earliest days of armored warfare. As early as July 1917, naming tanks was officially accepted by the British Army, and the convention was established that the first letter of a tank’s name corresponded to its unit. A... Full story

24 October