Design Classics

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Civvy_Shot, Oct 16, 2006.

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  1. Okay folks, we've all heard about the all-time design classics like the Zippo lighter, Swiss Army Knife etc. What IYHO counts as a design classic, never to be bettered piece of kit? (no age limit)

    I will disqualify the fact that your finger is exactly the right size to fit up your nose as an act of Dog (sorry, dyslexic).

    I will nominate a few for starters: Lee Enfield (SMLE, Mk 4), AK in all it's derivatives, 1911 Colt, Browning Semi-Auto 12b and that should eliminate the guns 'n' ammo readers.

    'Nurse! He's having one of his turns again!'
  2. SMLE Mk4 (IV) was a conversion from the Lee-Metford and Mk1 and Mk1* Lee Enfield (Long Lee's) to SMLE MkIII Pattern.
    I wonder if in fact you are referring to the Rifle No4 Mk1, Mk1*,Mk2,Mk1/3.

    On that note I'll get my anorack. :oops:
  3. henry the vaccuum cleaner by numatic
    no gimmicks
    god suction
    lots of tools
    huge bag capacity
    and I talk to him when I am lonely

    I took a second look at this and thought perve! but it was unintentional i am fussy about the tools of my trade :roll:
  4. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    Ammo boots, but not the new issue type.
  5. '58 Pattern water bottle.
  6. Fuel Jerry Cans
  7. Compo tin openers
  8. maninblack

    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    58 pattern belt.
  9. Protractor, RA, 6"
  10. English Electric Lightning.

    They give me the horn...
  11. WW2 Willy's Jeep.
    Landing craft.
    Dakota Airplane.
    French Letters.
  12. '44 pattern belt...
    (see my comments on the Random Webbing Belts thread)
  13. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    44 Pattern metal mug

    The original Leatherman
  14. Chain Gun

    Oh sorry I thought that this thread was about "Design Spastic" rather than classic.