Things were much better back in the days of WWII when the Brits gave meaningful names to their (sometimes dubious) weaponry. The one that springs to mind immediately is the Great Panjandrum...
They had the Bangalore torpedo for dealing with barbed wire...
perfectly named if you've ever seen one detonated. I always thought their "Grand Slam" bunker buster was a perfect naming too.
We contributed Fat Man, Little Boy, the Trench Broom and a bunch of others.
I suppose all these weapons had bureaucratic TLAs assigned to them but it's the colorful terms that stick in our minds.