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Some of the machines featured here have COMSEC DESIGNATOR which consists of a Function Designator, a Type Designator and optionally, an Assembly Designator followed by an Item Number and /TSEC.

 
FUNCTION:

C - COMSEC Equipment
G -  General Purpose
H - Cryptographic Ancillary
K - Cryptographic
M - Manufacturing
N - Non-cryptographic
S - Special purpose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

TYPE:

G - Key Generation
I - Data Transmission
L - Literal Conversion
N - Signal Conversion
O - Multipurpose
P - Materials Production
S - Special Purpose
T - Testing, Checking
U - Television
W - Teletypewriter
X - Facsimile
Y - Speech (Cyphony)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

ASSEMBLY:

A - Advancing
B - Base of Cabinet
C - Combining
D - Drawer or Panel
E - Strip or Chassis
F - Frame or Rack
H - Keyboard
I - Translator or Reader
J - Speech Processing
K - Keying, Permuting
L - Repeater
M - Memory or Storage
O - Observation
P - Pwr supply or Converter
R - Receiver
S - Synchronizing
T - Transmitter
U - Printer
V - Removable comm. 
      security
      component
W - Logic Programmer or
       Programming
X - Special Purpose
 

TSEC DESIGNATOR

Complete cryptographic devices always have the TSEC in front of the name (ie TSEC/KL-7). Sub-components or assemblies with no actual cryptographic capability always have TSEC following the name ( ie KLK-7/TSEC refers to the rotor basket in the KL-7)

In general:

KW is the prefix for a Teletype encryption device.
KY stands for a voice encryption device.
KG means Key Generator which could be used with any digital input device.

BID DESIGNATOR

BID means 'British Inter Departmental'.  These systems or equipment types were generally used by more than one single governmental agency or department. The authority for BID's are the Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG) who are part of GCHQ.  BIS means British Inter-Service.

OTHER

In Europe, TROL (Tapeless, Rotorless, OnLine) equipment was generally given a system name. The Elcro family, though being TROL equipment, was an exception to this rule. It was referred to as ELCROTEL, ELCROVOX and so on.

OTP (One Time Pad) and OTP-like systems exclusively OR (XOR) each text character with the key character, rotor systems scramble the alphabet to generate a separate substitution cipher for each character, and pin-and-lug systems rotate the alphabet to generate a separate transposition cipher for each character.

ALPHABETICAL LISTINGS

18th Century Cipher Device
5-UCO/BID 30

A-21
AN/CSZ-4A  (Miste II)
AN/CYZ-10 Data Transfer Device
AN/UXC-4 Secure FAX
AN/UXC-10 Secure FAX
Aroflex 8116
Aristo -  Cipher Training Aid
AT Crypt One
Autodin Mode 5 Terminal
Autosevocom I and II Secure Telephone Switch

B-2 Python
B-21 Hagelin
BATCO
BC-38 Hagelin
BC-543 Hagelin

BID 20 (need photo and info)
BID 30/5-UCO
BID 50 Portex
BID 60 Singlet
BID 100 Hallmark
BID 150 Delphi
BID 160 Pickwick
BID 170
BID 200 Dakota
BID 250 Lamberton
BID 270 Goliath
BID 290 Inkerman
BID 310
BID 370  (Secure voice for DSSS (SCOT) Vocoder unit - need info)
BID 430 (need photo and info)
BID 460
BID 470 Brahms (need info)
BID 570 Derby
BID 580 Raleigh
BID 590 Noreen
BID 610 Alvis
BID 620
BID 660  Pugilist (need info)
BID 700 Vendor
BID 710 ITL
BID 740 (Cryptographic outfit for INMARSAT - need info)
BID 740/4 (need photo and info)
BID 790 ITL (need photo and info)
BID 770 Topic/Tenec
BID 790  (need photo and info)
BID 820
BID 860 Sniper
BID 880 Franton
BID 880/1
BID 910 (Cryptographic outfit for Link 10 -need photo and info)
BID 920 (Have photo. Need info)
BID 940 (Cryptographic broadcast security. Superceded by KW46. Have photo. Need info)
BID 950 Hora
BID 980 Lakin
BID 1000
BID 1100
BID 1150 (need photo and info)
BID 1280 (need photo and info)
BID 1600 (need photo and info)
BID 1650 (need photo and info)
BID 1650/1 and  1650/1V4 General purpose crypto outfits. DIMPS tactical circuits- need info)
BID 1750
BID 2200 (need info)
BID 2230 (It was used on the link between Hanslope Park and the foreign office  in London)
BID 2370
BID 4000/1 (need info)

Blackjack 21 Secure FAX
Bombe (American -NCR)
Bombe (Turing)
Brent (Secure Telephone - UK)
Brere (UK- Need info)

Canadian Embassies - Vintage Equipment
Canadian Communications Centre - Vintage Equipment
C35/36 Hagelin
C-38  Hagelin
C-362 Hagelin
C-446 Hagelin
CCM Mk II
CD-55 Hagelin
CD-57 Hagelin)
CID 610
Codex (UK)
Codigraph
Colossus
Confederate Cipher Disk (Replica)
Confederate Cipher Reel
Cook Cryptograph
Cryptest
Cryptocode (Grassi System)
CX-52 Hagelin
CX-EPX-1 Hagelin

Danish "Krypto" and "Krypto Magnum"
Diana - One Time Pad
Disk Cipher - Western European
Disk Cipher Prototype - 1920s
Disk Cipher - Notched, Irregular
DC-105 Datotek
DV-505 Datotek Voice Encrypter

Ecolex 2
Ecolex 4
Ecolex 10
ECM Mark II  (SIGABA)
EIPEI Disk
ELBRUS (Russian - need info)
Elcro Family
Enigma
Enigma Tirpitz
Enigma Accessories
Enigma - Building an Exact Replica (Off site link)
Enigma - Electronic Emulation Kit Only
Enigma - Ertel Werke model
Enigma - Hand Built, Functional, Mechanical Emulation
Enigma - Simulator using Macromedia Flash animation (Off site link)
Enigma - Simulator by Dirk Rijmenants (Off site link)
Enigma  - Lots of photos (Off site link)
Enigma-Z (Numbers Only Version)
ETCRRM  Regenerative Repeater Mixer
ETK Series Teletype Equipment

Fascinator
FS-5000 Spy (Crypto) Radio
Fialka  (M-125)
Fialka Simulator
Five Disk Cipher Device Prototype - 1920s
Flyball Modules
French Cipher Disk

German E.S. Code Disks
Goldberg and Demon Codebreaking Computers
Gretacoder 518
Gretacoder 805
Gretag TC-905
GSM Phone

H-4605 (Crypto AG)
Hagelin/Crypto AG Machine Development Time Line
Hebern Electric Code Machine - Patent  # 1,510,441
Hebern Electric Code Machine - Prototype for Patent  #1,683,072
Hell 54
HC-9 ( Transvertex)
HC-230/235 Hagelin Telephone Scrambler
HC-520 (Crypto AG/Hagelin)
HC-570 (Crypto AG/Hagelin)
Hot Line Telephones - Making Sense of the Colours
HL-1 (a.ka. X22) 5 Level Paper Tape Reader
HN-1 Modem
HX-63 (Crypto AG)
HY-2 Vocoder
HYX-57 Wireline Adapter
HYX-60 Secure Telephone

ID-866
Indicator
J-4024U Interconnection Box
Jade
Japanese Purple
Japanese Purple Analog(Improved Version)
Japanese Red
Japanese Red Analog
Japanese Style Enigma

K1-17 Ground Box
KAL-55B Tactical Authenticator
KAL-61 Authenticator
KFF-58

KG-13 (Pontus)
KG-14 (Creon)
KG-27
KGT-28/KGR-29
KG-30
KG-40
KG-45
KG-46/MYK7
KG-66/-A (Kuta Family)
KG-57
KG-75 (Fastlane)
KG-81 (Walburn Family)
KG-83
KG-84A  Data Loop Encryption Device
KG-84C Data Loop Encryption Device
KG-84 Remote Control Unit
KG-94/-A  Trunk Encryption Device  - Walburn Family
KG-95 /1/2/R (Walburn Family)
KG-135
KG-144 Tactical Ground Unit
KG-175 (Taclane)
KG-189
KG-194/-A (Walburn Family)
KG-200
KG-201
KG-207
KG-228/228 (Pegasus Flight Units)
KG-235 (Sectéra)
KG-240A
KG-245A
KG-245X
KG-250 (AltaSec)
KG-250M
KG-255 (AltaSec)
KG-540A and B
KG-777

KGR-66 (Kuta Family)
KGR-68
KGR-96

KGT-62

KGV-8 (Thornton)
KGV-11 (Thornton)
KGV-68 (Nobleman)
KGV-69
KGV-72
KGV-135
KGV-227 (ASIC)
KGX-60

KIR-1A
KIT-1A   IFF Crypto
KIT-223 Ground Unit
KIV-6
KIV-7
KIV-19 (Walburn)
KIV-21

KL- 4
KL-7 (Adonis/Pollux)
KL-7 Simulator
KL-15
KL-17
KL-29
KL-41
KL-42
KL-43
KL-47
KL51/RACE
KL-98
KL-99
KLI-12

KO-5 (Cyclops)
KO-6
KOI-18 Key Tape Reader
KOV-14  Fortezza Plus
KOV-26 Talon
KRYAPP 101
Kryha - Electric
Kryha - Liliput
Kryha - Mechanical
Kryha Standard
KSD-64  Crypto-Ignition Key

KW-2
KW-22 (Tantalus)
KW-26 (Romulus)
KW-7 (Orestes) Teletype Encryption Device
KW-9
KWR-37 (Jason)
KWT-37
KW-46

KY-3 Wideband Voice Encryption
KY-8
KY-9
KY-28 (Nestor)
KY-38 (Nestor)
KY-57 (Vinson)
KY-58 (Vinson)
KY-65 (Parkhill)
KY-67 (Bancroft)
KY-68 Secure Telephone
KY-70 Secure Telephone
KY-71 (STU II EQ2210)
KY-75  Parkhill (Voice Security System)
KY-78 Secure Telephone
KY-99
KY-100
KY-171 and KY-172
KY-189   Secure Intelligent Handset
KY-585/U
KY-879

KYB-6   (Component of KY-8)
KYK-3 Manual Key Gun
KYK-13 Keying Device
KYK-15 Keying Device
KYK-28 Nestor Key Gun
KYV-2A  Secure Voice Module (off site link)
KYV-5   ANDVT family
KYX-15 Net Control Device

Lorenz SZ-40/42 (Tunny)
Lynch AZ-31 (E7 System)

M1 Analog
M-94 (CSP-488)
M-125 (FIALKA)
M-125 Simulator
M-130 Koralle
M-138 (Venus)
M-161   (Need info)
M-190 (Siemens)
M-209 (CSP-1500)
M-209 Simulator
M-210 Message Pad
M-228 (SIGCUM)
M-325 (SIGFOY)
MA4014B (Racal)
MA 4204 (Racal)
MA 4224 (Racal)
MA-4261 (Racal - need info)
MA 4450 (Racal Tactical Terminal)
MA 4480 (Racal)
MARCRYP Mk II
MC3
Mercury
Mission Panel
Miste II UHF Satcom Secure Voice/Data Terminal (AN/CSZ-4A)
Morsex (UK)
MSC-2001 (Siemens)
MX18290 (Fill Device)

MYK-5 Ground Unit
MYK-7/ KG-46 Ground Unit
MYK-12 and 12A Ground Unit
MYK-14  Centurion Ground Unit
MYK-15  Caribou Ground Unit
MYK-16B Cardholder Ground Unit
MYK-17B  Pegasus GroundUnit
Mystery Machine #1
Mystery Machine #2

Navajo I Secure Voice
Navajo Code Talkers
NCB Cipher
NEMA
Nordcoder  (Norway)

Omnicoder (Norway)
OMI Nistri (Italy)
One Time Pad
One Time Figure/Letter Pad (Canada)

PACE (Pocket Size Encryptor)
PACE TR-10 Analog Computer
PEH61 Hagelin Tape Punch
Penelope Family  (KA-2/CSP-1750 and KA-3/CSP-1756)
Portex (UK)

Racal-Milgo 64-1027C (Commercial version of KG-84)
RACE/ KL51
Rasterschlussel 44
Red Phone TA980
Reihenschieber
Revolving Drum Cipher - 1920s
Rockex
RT-3 Burst Encoder
R-014 (DATCIK)

SB-988 Switch Box
Schlüsselschieber (WWI, German)
Schluesselgeraet 41 (Hitler Mill)
Secure Handset - UK
SIGABA
SIGCUM (M228)
SIGFOY (M-325)
SIGPOSI
SIGSALY  (Secure Voice System)
Silk Code Chart
SINCGARS   (Single Channel Ground and Airborne System)
Slide Rule Cipher Devices
Slidex
Sphinx
SSM-33 Cryptosystem
ST-28  (Test Set)
ST-2000 Secure Workstation
STG61 Handheld Unit
Strip Cipher - USA/UK 1944
STU II (Secure Telephone)
STU III  (Secure Telephone)
Sturgeon (Siemens T-52)
SVM-68  (Secure Voice Module)
Syko SD2  Strip Cipher

T-37  (Siemens)
T-43 ( Siemens)
T-52 (Siemens)
TA-2000 Datotek
TC-52
TC-53 (Gretag)
TC-61 (Gretag)
Telekrypton
Teletype Gear
Thamer
Tools of The Trade
TT-712 Secure Printer
Tunny
Typex

UGM-11   Test Set
Urkryptografen (The Clock Cryptograph)
USM-481Test Set

Venus (M138A and CSP-488)

Washington-Moscow Hot Line
WESNA  (Russian - need info)

Windster
Windtalker
WW1 US Code Disk
WWII Signals Corps Cipher Card

X22  5 Level Paper Tape Reader (a.k.a TSEC\HL-1)
XMP-500 (Datotek). Radio Ciphering Message Processor
 

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