The Japanese Ha-Go held its own early in World War II, though by war's end it would yield the field to stouter Allied tanks.
The versatile British FV101 Scorpion tracked reconnaissance vehicle and its variants have been in use on battlefields worldwide since 1972.
Curtiss-Wright's shark-nosed P-40 Warhawks gained their greatest fame over Burma, but the plane saw service on many fronts during World War II.
The lumbering German 42cm M-Gerät howitzer was designed to reduce the stout Allied defensive fortresses along the Western Front, a job it did effectively despite its limited mobility.
The Russian BMP infantry fighting vehicle was a latecomer but has served its purpose well since 1966.
Introduced at the turn of the 20th century, the improved Short Magazine Lee-Enfield served as British soldiers standard long arm through both world wars.
The oldest steel warship still afloat, USS Olympia embodies the United States' historic transition into a global seapower.
Designed by Americans and introduced by the British, the Lewis proved the most reliable and versatile Allied light machine gun of World War I.
Despite is susceptibility to Stingers, the Mi-24 assault gunship packs a sting of its own and has proved an enduring war machine.
The 8- to 10-power Zeiss Scherenfernrohr prism binoculars enabled observers to track enemy movements without putting themselves in the direct line of fire.
The Webley & Scott Mk VI top-break revolver was a versatile weapon, designed with trench warfare in mind, that remained popular with British officers through World War II.
Of the nearly 400 fast, light and heavily armed patrol boats Elco made for the U.S. Navy during World War II, a few achieved notoriety and one survives today as a museum ship.
By 1867 the Studebaker brothers had provided the U.S. Army with 6,000 vehicles, including supply wagons, gun caissons and ambulances.
The French 75 made its mark in 1914 at First Marne, then echoed around the world in various versions.
The sarissa formed the spines of the bristling Macedonian phalanx.
Developed during the Cold War to counter Soviet armor, the M29 recoilless spigot gun could fire nuclear-tipped warheads at close-range targets.