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Bundesrepublik Deutschland (BRD) 1

This pages gives an overview of the cipher machines that were used in Germany in the period before, during and after World War II. Note that from 1949 to 1990, East-Germany was separated from West-Germany and became known as the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic) or DDR and is dealt with on a separate page.

Immediately after WWII, Germany was not allowed to develop its own high-end cipher machines, but this was dropped gradually over time. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Germany was reunited in 1990 and is now known as the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (BRD). 1
Current German Coat of Arms. Image via Wikipedia [1].

  1. English: Federal Republic of Germany (FRG).

German cipher systems on this website
Discret, an early typewrite with cipher capabilities
Enigma cipher machines
Siemens T-52 Geheimschreiber
Lorenz SZ-40/42 cipher machine
Schlüsselgerät 41 (Hitlermühle)
German WWII phone scrambler
Reservehandverfahren (manual backup procedure)
STG-61 hand-held cipher machine (CD-57 clone)
H-54 pin-wheel cipher machine (CX-52 clone)
Reverse Caesar cipher disc
Addiator Duplex (cipher version)
Reihenschieber (RS)
FS-5000 (Harpoon) radio station with crypto for stay-behind organisations
TCU-7000 controller and message encryptor for HRM-7000 (HF-7000)
Cipher machines built by Siemens & Halske
ANT Nachrichtentechnik (formerly: Telefunken, now: Selex)
Rohde & Schwarz
Telesecurity Timmann
Lorenz Mixer (Mi-544)
SINA bulk encryptor for IP-based networks
  1. Wikipedia, Germany
    Retrieved May 2016.
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