Here's a thought. How much WWII era kit is still on issue in the army of the 21st century? Ok, so i left in '98 but at the time there were things like. Binos. Yep, there were still some WWII dated binos in the stores. Machetes. Got a shed load of 1945 dated machetes whenever we went off to the jungle..much better than the crap modern ones. Millbank bags. last time i went to Brunei in '97 we were issued brand new, straight off the shelves and 1945 dated millbank bags (water filter bags). First aid kit bag. I'm sure you've all seen the '37 pattern webbing first aid kit bags around. Anymore? I'm thinking actual WWII dated stuff rather than items who's design hasn't changed since the war, like the prismatic compasses.