Enigma Instructions.


Click on the screw knob half way down the right hand side of the Enigma machine, just above the lamp panel).

The top opens to show the Enigma wheels.

Release the Enigma wheels by clicking on the release knob top left.

The wheels come out and the wheel box appears containing wheels 1 to 5, ordered from left to right.

Click on wheel 1, then wheel 3 then wheel 2 to place them in the Enigma machine.

Now click on the wheel release knob to close the wheels.
The ring letters appear, 3 letters to each wheel.

Click below the boftom letter or above the top letters until Z Z Z is shown as the middle letter on the wheels.
Now click on the screw socket, middle right on the Enigma machine to put down the top.

To turn the wheels to the start letters, click on the left hand wheel cover clip. The wheel cover opens to show the finger notches on the wheels. Now click on either the top or bottom of the finger notches to turn the wheels until the start letters FUQ show in the windows above the wheels.
To decipher letters, click once on a key to press it down, a lamp will light on the lamp panel, write this down. Then go to the next letter and press that key down, etc.

Here are the top two rows of the sorted enciphered message settings.

AXP AVC .. GUH BIS .. NBJ COQ .. SYX SJB
BHG DBG .. HSA PYT .. NNQ CMA .. TVB KFM


So take the first pair and key the six letters in:

AXP AVC gives
wqe wcj not much help there, next

GUH BIS
yyy ylr
that's better so reset right hand wheel to Q and key in yyy twice. y entered at position 5 gives Z so I must be Steckered to Z and at the next position y gives E so E must be Steckered to S . Put these Steckers in. Two down four to go.

NBJ COQ
bna kna not much help

SYX SJB
mud mmm
this looks better so reset and key in mmm. this reveals that C must be Steckered to Y and X to V. So put these in.

BHG DBG
nal nal looking at the Enigma keyboard this was probably NML as the message setting. In which case A was probably Steckered to M so try this.

HSA PYT
xxx xxx confirms we are on the right track.

NNQ CMA
bbb bbb as does this.

TVB KFM
qqq yqq reveals K must be Steckered to R and there it is!

So the base settings used on the Enigma machine were:

132 FUQ . IZ ES CY XV AM KR

All revealed by the early bad selection of message settings by the German Enigma operators.