M-209 Machine

The U.S. Army used the M-209 encryption device during WWII starting in 1942. It's a compact unit (the outer housing is only 7 x 3.5 x 5.5 inches) and quite rugged. Operating the unit is straightforward.

If you have other information/stories about the M-209, or possibly used one yourself, please contact me by clicking the "contact" link on the navigation bar to the left.

M-209 encryption device

Soldier with M-209
U.S. Soldier with an M-209 pouch


M-209 Links

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