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|Description|| Enigma machines at the National Cryptologic Museum.
Seven Enigma machines are shown, from left to right (placard text in italics, if known):
Left display: Enigma machines 1923–1939.
Right display: Enigma machines 1939–1945
The three rotor Enigma became the cryptologic workhorse of the German land forces before World War II and continued as such until V-E Day. Rugged, completely portable, and requiring no external power source, the machine was ideally suited to the highly mobile "lightening" type of war envisioned and practiced by the German High Command. Although a few German officers felt that Enigma could be broken by a determined cryptanalytic attack, the prevailing feeling was that the time needed by a cryptanalyst was so great that its value would be lost-no serious effort was made to determine otherwise.
Deutsch: Das Nationale Kryptologische Museum der USA illustriert die Modellvielfalt der ENIGMA und zeigt (ganz links) eine kommerzielle Maschine, rechts daneben die ENIGMA T und die ENIGMA G, in der rechten Hälfte die ENIGMA I von Luftwaffe und Heer (dazwischen ein Walzen-Kasten) sowie ganz rechts unter der weißen Mütze eines U-Boot-Kommandanten das nur von den deutschen U-Booten verwendete Modell M4.
Español: El lograr descifrar la máquina alemana Enigma, los británicos se anotaron una gran victoria. En la fotografía se muestran varias máquinas Enigma
Français : La machine Enigma au National Cryptologic Museum
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