Spy Gadgets past

Wired.com site published an interesting review of spy gadgets, invented and applied the KGB, CIA and other organizations in the past, the operational work in the territory of a potential enemy. Lipstick - gun, "rectal set of Houdini," bugs in the heels of shoes and more can be found by clicking ...

All of the following "spy things" at the moment can be found in the international museum of espionage, which is located in Washington. It is this museum and were given all the photos present in the article.

15 gadgets

"Rectal set of HoudiniĀ»

It is not clear - what is worse - being caught by the enemy, and have a chance for salvation with the help of tools, is placed in a capsule hidden in his anus, or capsule, accidentally disclosed during her "transportation" spy. But this set of desperate daredevils used back in the 1960s.






Glasses with a surprise

You probably have heard of such a thing as a capsule of cyanide intended for captured spies. It is such a capsule in the 1970s hidden in the glasses "with surprise" wearable scouts who have a choice - to be killed during torture or to end their lives quickly and painlessly.




Pistol with hydrocyanic acid

One of these guns was used agent Soviet security organs Bogdan Stashinsky to eliminate leaders and other leaders of the Ukrainian nationalist movement Lev Rebet and Stepan Bandera in the late 1950s.

Weapons that Stashinsky hidden in a rolled newspaper, shoots discontinuous capsule with hydrocyanic acid in the face of the victim, causing her heart stop.




Spy umbrella

The perfect gadget for a cold-blooded killer who imagines himself a gentleman - an umbrella, able to "bruise" poison - was developed by the KGB. A similar device was used in the elimination of the Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov, who was killed in 1978 in London.

Markov passed the bus and felt a twinge in the shin. Turning, he saw a gentleman with an umbrella. The owner of an umbrella apologized and left in an unknown direction.

George died three days after the injection of strange, having to tell before he died of an episode with an umbrella. With the opening in the calf Markov was found tiny metal capsule with ricin responsible for poisoning the writer.




Pipe - gun

This product has been released during the Second World War for the British Special Forces. It used small bullets and allowed to shoot the enemy at close range. To carry out the shot was sufficient to turn the two parts of the tube with respect to each other.




Watch camera Steineck

This device - a product of the post-war (meaning the second world), Germany. It allows agents to take a picture under the pretext of checking the time on a wristwatch - there was no viewfinder, so they had to rely on luck and shoot at random. Roll in the form of a disk fits on the eight pictures of yourself.



High-tech stump

In the early 1970s, the US intelligence agency established in a wooded suburb of Moscow's artificial stump, conceals radar, intercepting communication signals of Soviet missile system.

The trap signal is memorized and transferred to a US satellite, and then landed at a military base, located in the United States. The top of the hemp at first glance not transparent, but through it into the dummy penetrating sunlight falling on the built-in solar panels to recharge the internal battery.

Eventually, the KGB discovered and neutralized the original "bug".



Coin stash

Developed by the KGB in the 1950s, hollow spy coin could come in handy for storing microfilm and microdot. , Called "cache" with a needle stick in the small hole on the front of the coin.



The gun in the glove

Developed during World War II Navy US gun allowed to eliminate the enemy operative, even when wearing gloves. All that needed to be done to carry the shot - a poke "finger" (which is the trigger) into the body of the victim.



Flask bomb

Another murder weapon of the Second World was coined Intelligence Agency - a soldier's flask full of explosives, destined mainly for resistance groups in sabotage enemy camps.



Spy Cameras for pigeons

Cameras were widely used during the First World War for shooting enemy dispositions and production of topographic maps.

But how to make a picture of the enemy dispositions without endangering the life of the pilot? Of course, set in motion the pigeons with tiny (at the time) cameras attached to them. It was easy to remove the location of the enemy and not to be seen at the same time.



Button Compass

This button compass, sew pants to the scouts, helping them to determine where the border - it was enough to build two halves buttons compass, where the two dots indicate the north, and one point - to the south.



"Bug" in the boot

Spy Games were the prerogative of only the superpowers. This shoe, in the heel which is embedded radio transmitter used by the Department of State Security of the Socialist Republic Romania (or Securitate), from the 1960s to the 1970s for spying on US diplomats.

Diplomats prefer not to buy shoes in local stores, and ordered it from abroad. Romanian Agency intercepted a package and installed in the heel "bug" that allows you to remotely listen to the media boots. Witty, especially given the fact that the search for bugs in the office diplomat did not give any results, because the transmitter was on the diplomacy.



The transmitter is in the form of excrement

Here is not the feces of the animal, as one would assume in appearance, but a real good transmitter disguised CIA - drive radio beacon, indicating the bomber pilot objectives proper disposal. The beacon was used in the 1970s.



Kiss of Death

What if the court of the "cold war", uncovered spy, and she urgently need some arms to "settle the case"? Of course, to get it out of her purse lipstick, charged with one 4, 5 mm cartridge and give the enemy the most that neither is the "kiss of death"!



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