You say "The legend suggests it was nicknamed 'Honey' by Brits due to its relative speed, agility, and reliability in the field." Legend has nothing to do with it - the Brit who evaluated the first one to reach his outfit in North Africa gave it a real workout. When he came back and was asked how it measured up, he said "It's a real Honey, Sir." The name stuck. His name was Bob Crisp and he recorded these details in a memoir named "Brazen Chariots."