The Turing Bombe was used to determine the basic Enigma settings for that day—the sequence of the rotors and their starting positions. Each bombe emulated 36 Enigmas thanks to their 108 rotors. By using a word that was likely to be included in the radio message, the bombe would try out all the possible settings in succession.


  • Title: Photograph of a Turing Bombe at Bletchley Park
  • Date Created: 1944
  • Location Created: Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Großbritannien
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation

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