CIA used this device for pilots to hide an escape radio in case of capture

CIA used this device for pilots to hide an escape radio in case of capture CIA used this device for pilots to hide an escape radio in case of capture
The CIA has come up with some strange and creative ways to hide things, and one prototype is no exception. Created by the Central... CIA used this device for pilots to hide an escape radio in case of capture


The CIA has come up with some strange and creative ways to hide things, and one prototype is no exception.

Created by the Central Intelligence Agency’s former chief of disguises, the “scrotum concealment device” featured a hairy prosthetic scrotum that could be placed over the real thing, allowing pilots to hide an escape radio.

With the radio’s container resembling the pilot’s family jewels, the pilot would be able to (at least in theory, depending on who captured him) escape detection via strip search.

The device’s inventor, Tony Mendez, only created one prototype that was never used in the field.

Then-CIA Director Richard Helms was reportedly taken aback when he saw it demonstrated, and the object was eventually donated to a spy museum.

According to the Daily Mail, the item has been lauded as a strange example of just how creative CIA disguise masters can be.

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