Named it they have: Check out Army’s new M1 Abrams tank

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The new Disney+ streaming series, “The Mandalorian” has so permeated American culture that The U.S. Army has named an M1 Abrams tank after one of its characters.

The Star Wars-inspired series debuted only in November of last year, but its first eight episodes have already generated a cult-like following, particularly for the “Child” which viewers and fans have dubbed “Baby Yoda” for its resemblance to the famed Jedi master.

NBC News reports “The character has proven to be mightily adaptable, cropping up in memes involving Pope Francis, the “OK Boomer” catchphrase, the IKEA Monkey, the “Distracted Boyfriend” stock image, and Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” The other virtues of “The Mandalorian” have arguably been overshadowed by the sheer volume of internet content about Baby Yoda.”

Per American Military News, the practice of naming U.S. Army vehicles isn’t new, but we’re pretty sure the Army hasn’t gone as “cute” in the past.

Now Baby Yoda is part of The Force here on earth. This week the official U.S. Army Twitter account posted a picture of its Baby Yoda – an M1 Abrams tank.

 

 

The character has inspired a ton of internet chatter regarding its age, identity and where it fits into the Star Wars universe and mythology.

Here’s a crash course on Baby Yoda’s role on The Mandalorian.

 

 

The Army has chosen other intriguing names for its vehicles. For example, there’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, which belongs to the 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment.

 

 And Chuck Norris, an M1A2 Abrams tank kickin’ it for the 1st Cavalry Division.

 

Baby Yoda will take part in a loading/unloading exercise as part of the the DefenderEurope 20 military exercise in Poland.

 

 

Kick butt, it will.

 

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