Back around c. 1990, well before internet gaming took off, the first public LAN gaming and entertainment was offered by Virtual World Entertainment, which put out Battletech and Red Planet cockpit simulators. As VWE came out of Chicago my old stomping grounds, I was there at the rise of this new gaming platform. I was a Battletech fan for some time before that, and in BT lore the Overlord-class dropship is a massive combat vessel, designed to inflict planetary scale mech warfare. Too cool to not name something after it, and I've been using it for the past 18 years.
Operation Overlord- Also known as Normandy, the greatest coastal invasion in history as the Allies smashed into the Third Reich's Atlantic Wall.
Viking overlords sent their marauders into battle in those days; a tribute to the Scandinavian blood in my veins.