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
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
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
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.
bna kna not much help
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.
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.
xxx xxx confirms we are on the right track.
bbb bbb as does this.
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.