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* Several sidestories to Anime/''MobileSuitGundam'' feature the Pixy, a [[FragileSpeedster lightweight, high-performance]] limited-run variant of the RX-78 Gundam. It's basically a HumongousMecha knife-fighter, designed to close in on enemy mobile suits at ridiculously high speeds and rip them apart with its pair of beam daggers before they have a chance to react, and the Pixies that saw action in the One Year War acquired as fearsome a reputation as any of the Earth Federation's other Gundams.

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* Several sidestories to Anime/''MobileSuitGundam'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' feature the Pixy, a [[FragileSpeedster lightweight, high-performance]] limited-run variant of the RX-78 Gundam. It's basically a HumongousMecha knife-fighter, designed to close in on enemy mobile suits at ridiculously high speeds and rip them apart with its pair of beam daggers before they have a chance to react, and the Pixies that saw action in the One Year War acquired as fearsome a reputation as any of the Earth Federation's other Gundams.

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* Several sidestories to Anime/''MobileSuitGundam'' feature the Pixy, a [[FragileSpeedster lightweight, high-performance]] limited-run variant of the RX-78 Gundam. It's basically a HumongousMecha knife-fighter, designed to close in on enemy mobile suits at ridiculously high speeds and rip them apart with its pair of beam daggers before they have a chance to react, and the Pixies that saw action in the One Year War acquired as fearsome a reputation as any of the Earth Federation's other Gundams.


** One of the first tanks imported in volume from the USA was initially called "The Honey" because it was a delight to drive and maintain. British generals fretted that having two main battle tanks with names like ''Valentine'' and ''Honey'' suggested the men weren't getting the idea about it being a war.[[note]]After some thought, the British generals initiated a system where American tanks were named after cavalry generals of the American Civil War (if they were the smaller faster light tanks) or infantry generals (if they were the heavier infantry tanks). Thus the Honey became the ''General Stuart'', closely followed by the Lee, Grant and Sherman. This naming principle so impressed American authorities that it initiated the naming system for American tanks that persists today.[[/note]]

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** One of the first tanks imported in volume from the USA was allegedly initially called "The Honey" because it was a delight to drive and maintain. It is, however, likely a fabricated tale because 'honey' is not used in the British English to denote "sweetheart" or "delight", but merely just the apian-made edible thing. Anyway, the British generals fretted that having two main battle tanks with names like ''Valentine'' and ''Honey'' suggested the men weren't getting the idea about it being a war.[[note]]After some thought, the British generals initiated a system where American tanks were named after cavalry generals of the American Civil War (if they were the smaller faster light tanks) or infantry generals (if they were the heavier infantry tanks). Thus the Honey became the ''General Stuart'', closely followed by the Lee, Grant and Sherman. This naming principle so impressed American authorities that it initiated the naming system for American tanks that persists today.[[/note]]


* Finns called the Degtyarov DP light machine gun as ''Emma'', after a popular waltz. The round magazine revolved like a record player.



** The German nickname was ''Maikäfer'' (Junebug).

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** The German nickname was ''Maikäfer'' (Junebug).(Maybug).

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** The German nickname was ''Maikäfer'' (Junebug).
* The ''Mistel'' (Mistletoe). A flying bomb composed of a twin-engine bomber filled with four tonnes of explosives, and a single-engine fighter operating as the control aircraft. Once approaching the target, the controller detached itself from the unmanned bomber, and directed it to target by using radio control. This device was also known as ''Vati und Sohn'' (Daddy and Son) and ''Beethoven-Gerät'' (The Beethoven Device).

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*Improvised explosive devices are sometimes called "pineapples" in Hong Kong, either because a grenade vaguely resembles a pineapple, or that rudimentary bombs were made with actual pineapple cans as the shell.


* ''VideoGame/ValyriaChronicles'' has the heroes' SuperPrototype tank, the Edelweiss.

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* ''VideoGame/ValyriaChronicles'' ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' has the heroes' SuperPrototype tank, the Edelweiss.

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* ''VideoGame/ValyriaChronicles'' has the heroes' SuperPrototype tank, the Edelweiss.

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** There was also the trend to name British self propelled artillery models after ecclesiastical titles leading to "Priests", "Deacons", "Sextons" and "Bishops" blasting enemies to bits with high-explosive shells.


** The current German army has a difficult time finding acceptance with the civilian population, so they avoid overly aggressive or martial names for their equipment. Combat vehicles often have names like "mongoose", "weasel", or "dingo", which are all cute animals, but also very vicious predators. For the same reason, there is the PantheraAwesome naming theme with "Leopard" (the German MBT), "Cheetah" (the "Gepard" AntiAir Platform ) and the "Fennek" recon vehicle (name’s after an adorable looking fox sub species).

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** The current German army has a difficult time finding acceptance with the civilian population, so they avoid overly aggressive or martial names for their equipment. Combat vehicles often have names like "mongoose", "weasel", or "dingo", which are all cute animals, but also very vicious predators. For the same reason, there is the PantheraAwesome naming theme with "Leopard" (the German MBT), "Cheetah" (the "Gepard" AntiAir Platform ) and the "Fennek" recon vehicle (name’s (named after an adorable looking fox sub species).


** The current German army has a difficult time finding acceptance with the civilian population, so they avoid overly aggressive or martial names for their equipment. Combat vehicles often have names like "mongoose", "weasel", or "dingo", which are all cute animals, but also very vicious predators. For the same reason, there is the PantheraAwesome naming theme with "leopard" (the German MBT), "cheetah" (the "Gepard" AntiAir) and the "fennek" recon vehicle.

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** The current German army has a difficult time finding acceptance with the civilian population, so they avoid overly aggressive or martial names for their equipment. Combat vehicles often have names like "mongoose", "weasel", or "dingo", which are all cute animals, but also very vicious predators. For the same reason, there is the PantheraAwesome naming theme with "leopard" "Leopard" (the German MBT), "cheetah" "Cheetah" (the "Gepard" AntiAir) AntiAir Platform ) and the "fennek" "Fennek" recon vehicle.vehicle (name’s after an adorable looking fox sub species).

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* The names of individual warships can also be this. World War II saw Polish destroyers named after folk dances, the USS ''Cowpens'' that became as famous for its ridiculous name as it was for its impressive war record, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower-class_corvette the UK having several hundred corvettes named after flowers]].


** The [=BLU-82=] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLU-82 Daisy Cutter]] doesn't sound like much, but it was often used during the UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar to create instant helicopter landing zones in the jungle.

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** The [=BLU-82=] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLU-82 Daisy Cutter]] doesn't sound like much, but it was often used during the UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar to create instant helicopter landing zones in the jungle. And by create, we mean [[StuffBlowingUp flatten]].


*** The Germans referred to it as "Stalinorgel" which means "Stalin's Organ" ([[AccidentalInnuendo no, not that one]]) from the sound the rockets made and the way the rockets were mounted in a mounted in a single row of tubes, resembling a pipe organ.

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*** The Germans referred to it as "Stalinorgel" which means "Stalin's Organ" ([[AccidentalInnuendo no, not that one]]) from the sound the rockets made and the way the rockets were mounted in a mounted in a single row of tubes, resembling a pipe organ.


** The R-60, an aircraft launched, infrared air to air missile is [[ReportingName known to NATO as the AA-8 Aphid.]]

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** The R-60, an aircraft launched, infrared air to air air-to-air missile is [[ReportingName known to NATO as the AA-8 Aphid.]]]]
** Similarly, the P-750 Grom and 3M25A Meteorit-A air-to-surface missiles both received the reporting name AA-19 [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Koala]].

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