Tech Vintage spy tech is on a diabolical level (14 Photos) February 23, 2017 borednerdist 114 Views 0 Comments diabolical, level, photos, vintage 1 The Explosive Chocolate Bar During World War 2 Nazi spies attempted to assassinate Winston Churchill with a chocolate bar with a bomb hidden inside. 2 Another common German tactic was to create bombs that looked like every day objects so that British soldiers would pick them up and carry them. 3 The Hand Fan During the American Civil War both sides used women’s fashion to smuggle messages across enemy lines. Confederate spy ringleader Rose O’Neal Greenhow even managed to signal morse code messages while out in public. 4 The CIA had a “Rectal Escape Kit” which was a package of tools an agent could hide up their butts to use in the aid of escaping a prison. 5 Cipher Disks Developed in 15th century Italy but only came into large scale use during the American Civil War. They would display a scrambled alphabet and coded messages could be reassembled via the cipher. 6 Matchbox Camera Kodak manufactured an estimated 1,000 of these tiny cameras for agents of the Office of Strategic Services during WW2. 7 British specialists spent years trying to perfectly hide radios in biscuit tins. 8 Cigarette Gun Case In 1954 Nikolai Khokhlov defected to the United States and gave up a nice stash of KGB gadgetry when he did. One such object was the Cigarette Gun Case, which house cyanide tipped bullets! 9 Bicycle Charger Smuggled and given to resistance fighters behind Nazi lines, these bicycle chargers were devices that could be attached to a bicycle and then used to power radios. 10 Earthen Jar It may seem simple but jars were used as an eavesdropping tool as far back as 475 BCE. They would be buried underground with a leather strap covering the top. The listener would put their ear to the leather and hear conversations nearby. 11 Pigeons may historically be the most active birds in spy craft. They can be trained to fly long distances carrying messages, and even take arial reconnaissance. Some pigeons have even been awarded the medal of honor for their service to country. 12 ‘Kiss Of Death’ Lipstick Gun Tiny pistols hidden in tubes of lipstick, they were real, and fantastic! Okay, technically they weren’t actually lipstick cases, they were single shot pistols that were discovered on captured KGB agents in West Berlin. 13 Invisible Ink was used during the American Revolution George Washington offered American spy rings the means and education to create invisible ink. The hidden messages were written between the lines of normal correspondence and reveled under heated conditions or chemical compounds. 14 Martini Olive Microphone The CIA has never admitted to using this device but it was demonstrated to the public at a Senate subcommittee on surveillance in 1968. The “toothpick” was a microphone and the “olive” a was an antenna to rebroadcast the messages.