News Enigma, it still goes on.

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Makes you wonder how much it cost to build in the first place....?

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Well, the first model of the Enigma did cost 5000 Mark in 1923, the following Enigma A 8000, the Enigma B, the first production model then only 1000 Mark in 1924. Give you a rough estimate of its costs, one Mark in 1924 is 4.24 € today -> 4240 € per machine.
 

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Not bad, but was it value for money...>:p
 

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Still going.

Computer historians have staged a re-enactment of World War Two code-cracking at Bletchley Park.
A replica code-breaking computer called a Bombe was used to decipher a message scrambled by an Enigma machine.
Held at the National Museum of Computing (TNMOC), the event honoured Polish help with wartime code-cracking.
Ruth Bourne, a former wartime code-cracker who worked at Bletchley and used the original Bombes, oversaw the modern effort.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45600275
 
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