US Army Names New Tank “Baby Yoda”
“Judge me by my size, do you?”
The real Yoda asked Luke Skywalker as much on Dagobah. The not-so-hidden message being: big things come in small packages.
The Child — a.k.a. The Mandalorian’s Baby Yoda — packed a wallop in the show.
Baby Yoda Ready For Battle
And, perhaps, that’s why the US Army named a tank after the diminutive Force user.
The official Twitter account of the U.S. Army posted a photo of its new armored vehicles, one of which had its name clearly printed on its gun: BABY YODA. The accompanying text provided some basic information about the weapons and their operations, with only the hashtag #MayTheForceBeWithYou to acknowledge the mischievous tribute to the character shown in the image.
#MayTheForceBeWithYou!@3rd_Infantry M1 Abrams armored track vehicles are aligned and ready for inventory after loading operations concluded on the American Roll-On Roll-Off vessel, for #DefenderEurope 20 in Savannah, Ga.
— U.S. Army (@USArmy) February 20, 2020
Jacobs added, “The Army’s tweet included one more hashtag, #ReadyToFight, which might end up describing the life of Mando and the Child when they return for Season 2. However, the most likely possibility is that the name was chosen for the sake of the smiles it would bring to everyone who loves Baby Yoda.”
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Can’t wait for October and the premiere of the second season of The Mandalorian.
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