Military Tanks are Named after Water Tanks
By Chad Upton | Editor
Characterized by its large size, rugged capabilities and literally bulletproof exterior, the military tank is the reference standard for anything that embodies similar qualities.
That’s why it’s so interesting that the military tank is actually named after the water tank.
There’s no technical relationship between the two, the name actually stems from the top secret project that spawned the tank.
Whenever something needs to be kept secret, whether in the military or even consumer culture, code names are often assigned so subjects can be referenced without spilling any important information.
According to Churchill’s authoritative biography, the project was code named “water tank for Russia.”
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