12 Fantastic and Historical Spy Gadgets Used By International Spies In Espionage
8 Transmitter Hidden in shoe Heel
Another common James Bond style device used b the Romanian secret service where transmitters and microphones were strategically placed in shoe heels of unsuspecting targets. This was easily enabled because of western diplomats habits of wearing mail order clothes and shoes. The garments were intercepted and fitted with the devices. A routine sweep led to the detection of the device.
7 Fancy Cigarette Case Camera
A fancy cigarette case with a Tessina camera concealed inside. The tiny holes on the sides of the case are aligned for the camera lens to record surroundings. The Tessina camera was designed by the Swiss and consists of 400 parts. Apart from the camera, the case also contained real cigarettes to avoid suspicion.
6 Pigeon Camera
A unique and historical spy gadget used extensively in World War I, it consisted of a tiny camera fitted to the leg of a pigeon which would be released close to enemy lines. The camera would continuously click geographical images, weapons and locations of enemy positions. The camera would be retrieved once the homing pigeons returned to their coop.