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Covert Recorders
This section deals with recording devices that were (or are) used for covert operations by law enforcement agencies, security agencies and intelligence-gathering services (espionage). The equipment can be used for a variety of purposes, such as covertly recording a conversation, tapping telephone lines, bugging a room and collecting incriminating evidence from a suspect.

 Index of covert recorders

Covert recorders on this website
Minifon Mi-51, the first wire recorder from Protona
Minifon P 55, the successor to the Mi-51
Minifon Ataché, the first all-transistor tape-based Minifon
Minifon Special, a wire recorder for the secret services.
Nagra SN high-end miniature tape recorder
Nagra 'Crevette' data logger for torpedos
Sub-miniature professional-grade body wearable tape recorder developed for the FBI
Nagra PS-1 playback unit for JBR tape cassettes
Nagra CBR digital Covert Body Recorder
Yachta (Soviet clone of Nagra SNST)
Soviet covert wire recorder MEZON
Concealed microphones
UHER audio recorders
Radio Trevisan RT-2000 law enforcement telephone tap recorder
AEG Telefunken M-36
Nagra 4.2 professional open-reel audio recorder
E-120 Mini Corder and U-120 Transcriber
Harddisc recorder used by FSB
Nagra CCR covert recorder at the size of a credit card (no image available)
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