When we first found a Fialka machine in 2005, no information about
this machine was available on the internet or elsewhere. So we
decided to reverse-engineer the machine and recreate the entire circuit
diagram from scratch. All we had available was a machine, a German
Operator's Manual and a badly damaged machine that we were allowed
to take apart. And so we did.
The result is a 140+ page manual with hundreds of drawings, photographs
and circuit diagrams.
The full-colour spiral-bound manual is available in printed form only
and can be ordered directly from us.
Each copy of the manual contains the full circuit diagram as an A3
Click the images below to check out some examples. Please note that
the manual is constantly being updated, so the images may not reflect the
current situation. Ordering information below.
What's in the manual?
History of Fialka
Description of the various models
Detailed drawings of all parts of the machine
Explanation of the Russian markings on the machine
Description of each of the accessories
Detailed mechanical description
Detailed electrical description
Comparison between Fialka and Enigma
Clear block diagrams
Detailed individual circuit diagrams
Full circuit diagram in colour (A3 size)
Pin-out of all internal and external connectors
Description of the various wheel sets, with full wiring details
Hints & Tips on repairing a Fialka
Details on how to create key cards
Ordering the Fialka Reference Manual
The complete Fialka Reference Manual is only available as a printed book.
It can be ordered directly from the shop.
Pricing is as follows:
Addendum to the manual: Hungarian 5K wheel wiring
This file replaces page 75 of the manual (version 2.0) and includes
the wiring of the Hungarian 5K wheels, that was not available when the
manual was first publised.