Skip to comments.Cold War Era KGB Spy equipment
Posted on 05/10/2013 9:09:48 PM PDT by Jyotishi
A camera hidden inside of a coat jacket, controlled by a hand held mechanism.
A wristgun that is attached to a glove, can be hidden under a sleeve.
A special listening device.
A 4.5mm gun hidden inside of a lipstick.
A gun hidden inside of a tobacco pipe.
A camera hidden inside of a pen.
This gun fires a dual cyanide charge that can kill almost instantly.
Cufflinks with recessions to hide things
An ancient coin that has a recess in it to hide things.
A jacket button that can be turned into a compass.
A transmitting device inside of a heel, used for tracking.
A case to safely transport an AK74.
Pilot/parachuting boots that turn into civilian shoes.
A wristwatch with a hidden camera inside.
Pictures here: http://imgur.com/a/Uel8A
Nifty; thanks for posting interesting/historical stuff.
It’s amusing to browse through all the Cold War cameras and recording devices that are completely outclassed by the cheapest cell phone today. Not to mention the two-way radios and encryption schemes.
Is there anybody who did not think of Maxwell Smart when they saw the heel device?
“We’ve developed this special equipment. Inside this camera is a hidden tape recorder. And this tape recorder actually conceals a hidden camera!”
That’s a neat copier, thanks.
That would be a b!tch to sneak into the locked offices after hours for a little snooping and pooping............
In fact it’s base makes a nice leather case to fold all of this inside in a couple seconds.
Ahh, yes! Another good use for the Minox camera! And to think, when Kodak (remember them, boys and girls?), came out with their 110 film camera series, we thought it was a ‘new idea’. The cameras did fairly well, and the film did produce some good photographs.
As to the coin, it was a favorite for passing microdot negatives, and small messages.
The transmitter in the heel was mentioned in the novel, “Goldfinger”, and was used in the movie with the same name, which pre-dates the “Get Smart” tv show.
Kinda cool sleight of hand trick, making a gun appear from nowhere. Used to be a staple in old TV shows and movies.
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