So... why and how did the practice of naming all your main battle tanks something with the letter "C" come about? Seems like at some point in the 40's the MOD's department for deciding nomenclature found themselves a partial dictionary with only one chapter as it were. Churchill, Conquerer, Chieftain, Comet, Centurian, etc... While there is prior use of a name being recycled (Challenger is the only that comes to mind) one has to wonder how long you have till all the "cool" words are used up and tanks with names like Cowpens, Carbuncle, and Caliph start rolling out of the Vicker's plant. I know my country isn't much more creative with all our alpha numerics as well as fifty years of calling one generation of tanks after another "Patton" and the Germans are still on their armor ailurophile kick (seems like they have run out of big cats though... will the Leo II's replacement be the Siamese or Russian Blue?) so anyway... I'm just curious how the trend got started.