Cold War era spy gadgets (18 images)
Generally speaking, I post things because I find them interesting or think they’re cool. These Cold War spy gadgets, however, are on another level. Back in the day, these were the weapons with which the most powerful governments in the world carried out an information-collecting war.
Some of them are pretty impressive, as I usually think of spy gadgets to be a more modern phenomenon. They were able to make the cameras and guns surprisingly small for that time, I can’t imagine what’s out there nowadays.
These are great reminders of how much the general public doesn’t know about government and military operations around the world. Some might find it scary, I (mostly) just find it intriguing. I mean, as long as it doesn’t interrupt my ability to watch Chopped on the Food Network every week.
Secret Tobacco Pipe Gun
Poison Dart Shooting Umbrella
Tool Kit designed to be concealed…well…use your imagination
4.5mm Lipstick Gun
Glasses with Poison Tablets in the Arms
Radar Monitoring Log
Miniature Cyanide Gun
Pen with a Hidden Camera
Hidden Compartment Cuff Links
Secret Compartment Coin
Camera Disguised as a Button
Bomb Disguised as a Rock (with Paint Kit)
Bomb Disguised as a Flask
Put together, these formed a Compass