[1154] Missile Control Key Switch Picked

  • Jeffrey Sonheim
    Jeffrey Sonheim

    Couldn't a lock maker put a chip inside to determine if it is being picked in this manner, and then freeze itself when this happens?

  • lee batt
    lee batt

    Do the contacts open and close individually as you pick it? Where as when the key is used they do so simultaneously? If so, a logic board could detect this and prevent arming.

  • Madden 2000
    Madden 2000


  • Pyroninical EPIC stuff
    Pyroninical EPIC stuff


  • Italo Soares
    Italo Soares

    tbh this lock, even tho its easy to open, could be incredibly safe if used with an software algorithim that know the order of the pins signals when the key is inserted or removed, making lockpicking it useless to unlock/trigger something.

  • DestructionFad7

    “This is the LockpickingLawyer and today we’ll be starting nuclear armageddon”

  • Eli Polkinghorne
    Eli Polkinghorne

    The fighter of Vietnam era was equipped with sidewinder missiles, I believe they were some of the earlier missiles that were self guiding

  • Benji Smith
    Benji Smith

    he spent more time explaining how important the lock is than picking it

  • Hades Obsidian
    Hades Obsidian

    I think the LockPickingLaywer and Doug DeMuro are the same person...the voices.

  • JOSH

    Is it just me or does he sound like a dentist?

  • Angy Elfcraft
    Angy Elfcraft

    Same key was in the Cobra helicopters around 70's- 80's to start engine. Had one dangling on my key chain as memento from service

    • Angy Elfcraft
      Angy Elfcraft

      It was replaced by a button later on... since I guess helicopter theft is not a thing

  • moetez mejri
    moetez mejri


  • ComradeSever

    LPL:nothing on 1, 2 is binding, little click out of 3 Nuclear missile launches. LPL: and now just to show it wasnt a fluke i will go out to other silo

  • ComradeSever

    Pilot:"yes Sargent i locked the wepon system" Noise in the background:"Click out of 3, 4 is binding..."

  • James Burk
    James Burk

    "As you can see one can easily get into the nuclear football with little more than a strong magnet" sticks magnet to briefcase, pops open revealing buttons.

  • The-Mike_D

    I'd imagine if there were a Garbage Pale Kid card made in his honor it would be something rhyme like such as The Snot Picking Lawyer, perhaps shoving keys up one's nose popping open the brain. Lol such an odd tangent my mind took just now.

  • Jeff

    try google search via photo

  • Jaakko

    Whats the point f the lock? Like why does it have so many screws in it

  • Martyn Payne
    Martyn Payne

    Pinch of salt 😀🇬🇧

  • colemaneuclid

    General: "How the hell does someone 'just steal' an aircraft??" LPL: "Click out of 1, 2 is binding..."


    Click out of *-O N E-*


    Then: This Is The Lock Picking Lawyer *thats so shy* Now: This Is The Lock Picking Lawyer *thats so active*

  • Speensinc

    www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2007/11_november/15/newsnight.shtml The irony is at one point the actual nuke keys for the nuclear SLBM's of the UK (the trident system) used a pretty simple lock core at least at one point from reports.

  • Jedi Revan
    Jedi Revan

    (Coming from someone who watched several videos but hasn't picked a lock) If I was going to design a lock I would make it so that when the pin clicks it would stay in place to keep the lock from opening in a way that it wouldn't happen with a key. The key pushes aside all of the pins at once while a pick would push the pin towards the back one at a time, which if there was a catch would have a different result from the key usage.

  • I’mSuperSpicy

    Jagwaaaar lol

  • PBryant2.71828

    Of course, the primary security isn't the key, but the armed guard.

  • dcgregorya

    Bro is picking the locks on missiles. Stop it man, just stop.

  • vanilla Gorilla
    vanilla Gorilla

    I believe it's a plutonium space modulator ?

  • BlossomOfThorns

    Its on a SEPECAT Jaguar you say? Looks about right.

  • ItzAlanPlayz

    when hes saying those click out of 1 and so on, he reminds me of the dentist for some reason

    • I’mSuperSpicy


  • guts le doggo
    guts le doggo

    The navy base in my hometown engineered the sidewinder! sidewinder program stickers were the hottest tradeable at school. Some being worth a decent lunch and a charizard!

  • Yondering

    it’s a safety lock out. It wouldn’t be considered part of denying access from nefarious dealings. It’s there to prevent mistakes/accidents.

  • Rowdy Zek
    Rowdy Zek

    Oh no not the missile control key

  • Slade Alan 41
    Slade Alan 41

    I wonder if one of these days he'll ever come across a lock that it's just too hard to lock pick

  • jimmydeett12

    why dont locks have REALLY tough turning action and keys with large area - surely that alone would render 90% of lock pickers useless?

  • Sam Singer
    Sam Singer

    incase anyone didn't say this.. the reason for the hard turn is the safety mechanism... for when you turn.. that hard click ensures minimum arching and burning of the switch and the potential user when turning the key.. for do think that you are holding a metal key that controls live wires

  • bowchicabowwow

    that's how ww3 will start

  • MilosZ MilosZ
    MilosZ MilosZ

    Your hunch was correct. This was the lockout switch on the Sepacat Jaguar. A friend of mine was a aircraft mechanic in the RAF, and said the same as the person on twitter told you

  • B I
    B I

    Idea for the next video: Nuclear missile key switch picked

  • Rayan Bourouphael
    Rayan Bourouphael

    Is it for an s-300?

  • MatchstalkMan

    General: “Don’t be concerned, Prime Minister, this missile silo is impregnable. No one can get inside and arm the missiles.” PM:”Someone is talking in the missile launch room.” LPL: “Click on one, nothing on two, little click on three...”

    • transfactory

      "four is binding"


    *Unlocks* Computer AI: Congratulations you have gained access to 4 nuclear armed missiles.

  • foxeh123

    Now we know what happened in Chernobyl.

  • Robert Hartley
    Robert Hartley

    I have used many of those switches. It was used on training boards. To induce faults. The odd and even wires along with switches induced faults to certain components for testing. Let's say you wanted to test a student on what he learned. So you turned the key to the position and other switches to the position. The student uses his meter to touch test points on the test board. Then writes down his answers and what he thinks is wrong and how to fix it. The student then turns in his answer. The instructor flips up the next switches and it gives a new fault for the student to test. This allows the instructor to have 20 boards next to each other and the answer to each board to be different. All the instructor has to do is look at what position the key switch is in. And any of the one other switches position is in the up position. The Instructor then knows what the fault is for the test. The instructor marks on the student's paper and the student has a grade, for each fault test. the key was there so the student couldn't change the fault control on the front of the board where he had access.

  • Walter Engler
    Walter Engler

    I am still trying to wrap my head around the whole odds are powered even are not .. turn key .. odds are not even's are powered .. aspect of the lock. WHY in the world would a part be engineered to activate eight connections at once. I can understand making the lock more difficult to turn (so no accidental turning you have to purposefully turn it to click it from A to B or B to A). But since all you get is on or off as a result, this is overly complex and just leads to eight potential points of failure. You could easily have say spot 6 fail to energize within the mechanism due to fault in it. The need to activate a series of circuits is understood (as if it is arming more than one pathway needs to be turned on for safety). So all I can some up with is perhaps it was a simpler mech in design, but the surge of power across one point was leading to failures .. so this was their solution. Still it seems so .. bizarre.

  • Lachlan O'Neill
    Lachlan O'Neill

    Oh No

  • The Tsar Tank
    The Tsar Tank

    ...4 binding, 5 nuking, 6 binding...

  • SoCoNoHa

    I'm honestly surprised you haven't 'disappeared' yet. Glad too, love the vids!

  • MrZlodeus

    Imagine some bad guy stealing an aircraft and then fussing with picking this lock while trying to fly the aircraft )))

  • Fernando Torres
    Fernando Torres

    Guy he got it from tells him what it's used for and didn't believe him asked on twitter and a random person confirms it is for locking a weapon system and believes it 🤯

  • Jack Raedden
    Jack Raedden

    How to pick a car to start it.

  • Jay K
    Jay K

    "Uhh.. Captain?" *"He did it AgAiN"* 😲

  • lars kristensen
    lars kristensen

    title alone put you on a list somewhere :)

  • Clifford Mathew
    Clifford Mathew

    Essentially what I understand from watching all his videos is that all locks are unsafe from a trained lock-picker.

  • HotLaMon

    ASMR Mic for those low clicks would sound amazing

  • BlurbFish

    I would've liked a comment on why it is that a 5-pin lock opens without giving indications that two of the pins have set.

  • Lost Vikings
    Lost Vikings

    So are you the most skilled person in the world at what you do?

  • Swampy

    I'm an ex Royal Air Force Weapons Technician aka an Armourer... And believe me when I say I've seen lots of Sidewinder Missiles, on aircraft & off, whole and broken down to their constituent components... and I can assure you it has nothing to do with Sidewinder Missiles. I'm pretty confident it's not off a Jaguar aircraft either. While it's true some older aircraft did require a key to activate the weapons control systems... known as the Safe-Arm key they were usually simplistic affairs and largely symbolic... The keys were generally interchangeable. They were mostly removed from all the RAF's combat aircraft & replaced by 'pull & twist' gated knobs during the 90's. Having a key in the cockpit was seen as potential hazard, it could be dropped and cause all manner of problems. It doesn't look like any Safe-Arm key that I've ever seen or used... on any aircraft! Of course it's been a long time, so there's a chance my memory deceives me... But I really don't think so, and certainly not about the Sidewinders. No idea what it is, but it looks like something you might find on some kind of test equipment/rig... Or a key you would see sticking out those 70s style instrument/control panels that you might find in a nuclear power station or something :)

  • Joe Orton
    Joe Orton

    1156 super jail escape tooth brush for bottom way tension ok click out of 3 nothing on 8 little click out 19 let's go Bosnia bill

  • Chippy

    He’s be rlly good in a heist

  • Lombremic

    This nemesis is a threat to national security

  • ernest rodriguez
    ernest rodriguez

    The Sidewinder missile was used by US Airforce as well as the UK. It is a heat seeking missile. The latest version is the AIM-9X. (Air Intercept Missile)

  • Arthur S
    Arthur S

    Not sure this is legal 😅

  • Mithy Mith
    Mithy Mith

    This comment section is fire!

  • Captain Anxious
    Captain Anxious

    Nobody is safe from this man

  • lucifer

    We didn't authorize this launch, guy with the hairy hands hi the is the lock picking lawyer lol


    not really a lock


    its not really a lock its more of a switch you cant accidentally turn

  • Xavier

    Remember, missile locks don't need to be pick resistant

  • The Kombinator
    The Kombinator

    Now pick it in flight. During a 10g training session.

  • zachary lynn
    zachary lynn

    Open it up!

  • R M
    R M

    He would have got 100 of lock which he couldn't pick....but those won't make it to UZload

  • Justin Overholtzer
    Justin Overholtzer

    The hines lock seems to be a better choice for missile control

  • John Garfitt
    John Garfitt


  • EX E
    EX E

    "As you can see I have now snuck into a nuclear silo and am currently trying to pick these two locks and use a bar to turn both keys and nuke China."

  • Matheus Perim
    Matheus Perim

    wanna see you pick a lock of one of those skyrim doors that u need a claw to open, just to confirme that if u have the master pick, in that case i would chase you, for the glory of nocturnal.

  • Andrew Mawson
    Andrew Mawson

    The switch segments and operators of those locks were available as an 'assemble your own' switch for control panels. Operators could be knobs or key locks. As an example the forward / stop / reverse switch on Bridgeport Milling machines made in the UK by Adcock and Shipley used one with seven segments. There were two variants - a three position for single speed motors and a five position for dual speed motors. The range of switches are not at all uncommon on industrial machinery here in the UK.

  • Ironrick95 Mcoc
    Ironrick95 Mcoc

    You should get your hands on the locks that activate nuclear attacks.

  • Bengt Grönlund
    Bengt Grönlund

    i have gone winchester....

  • NZMX 01
    NZMX 01

    I looked at this thinking " that's a tough looking lock barrel" then saw the video was only 2:42 long.....

  • Handsome Muggle
    Handsome Muggle

    Closest some have come to identifying it is ' Keyed Rotary Changeover Switch '.

  • Carl Davis
    Carl Davis

    What about mounting it to a secure base say...maybe the "electrical control panel." Then picking it without being able to wrap your hand around the ENTIRE lock so that, you can feel every "little click." I'm sure you can still do it but, it would make for...say....maybe a longer video.

  • Joseph Douglas
    Joseph Douglas

    Serious question, I don't understand exactly how this thing would function. What's the point of the 32 terminals? If it can be picked that easily, would you still need to know some sequence of buttons or something to activate the right terminals to arm the missile or something?

  • Arias Kardeck
    Arias Kardeck


  • FalconPan

    Would love to see LPL try Stuff Made Here's 'unpickable' lock

  • Ronell Turner
    Ronell Turner

    Do you sell a lock picking kit or have one you’d recommend for A beginner

  • Jay Brown
    Jay Brown

    The AIM9 Sidewinder is used both by the RAF and the USAF it's an air to air infrared missle.

  • BandB1111111

    Pilot to Co-pilot: "Did you say disarmed was to the right or left...OH SHIT!"

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  • DroidRazer

    Hello everyone, this is the lockpicking lawyer, and today we have a very special lock courtesy of the US Governments own Department of Defense. I've broken into one of their blacksites and made my way to their missile silos. The missiles I will be launching are of the nuclear variety, which I will be using to decimate my ex's house. To do that, I'll need to arm and launch these missiles by picking the failsafe lock and pressing *this* button right *here*. The locks themselves look complicated, but they have a very serious design flaw. To show you an example of how serious it is, I've brought one of my toenail clippings to do the job. Click on 1, nothing on 2, 3 is binding... And there you have it. One armed missile, aimed at my ex's house, ready for launch. One press of the button, and off it goes. This has been the Lock Picking Lawyer, and if you tell anyone about this video, you'll be the next lock I open up. Have a nice day.

  • Ethan 844
    Ethan 844

    Someone arrest him

  • Lewis Howard
    Lewis Howard

    Honestly LPL has the best comment sections off all time and thats a fact !

  • James Mihalcik
    James Mihalcik

    I kept thinking of that synth voice "Shall we play a game" :) Impressed as usual with LPL skills, but really impressed that the wiper on top of the keyway was able to rotate the switch assembly without stripping. Such a cool lock given its history, definitely one for the top shelf! :)

  • colonel bacon
    colonel bacon

    Kinda late to the party here but the sidewinder missile is a missile made by the US company Raytheon and used by most of Americas allies. The middle entered production in 1956 and is still being produced today and has gone through several upgrades and variations. So the lock could be used on any aircraft (probably anything flown by someone in NATO) that supports the sidewinder. The Soviets also reverse engineered their own version of the sidewinder but I'm not to sure if the locks would be the same. TLDR: missile could be used on anything with support for the sidewinder probably most NATO countries if not all.

  • Anders Haaland-Øverby
    Anders Haaland-Øverby

    Never let LPL into a nuke silo.. come to think of it, I suppose there is no way to keep him out..

  • Neorott

    uzload.info/fun/jpaeeKbXu6OBzmg/video 2:11 in the video Isn't this the lock? It seems to have the same color and face design and the open/close circuit seems to fit the same function.

  • Bread Spreader
    Bread Spreader

    Imagine you wake up in the middle of the night just to hear him breaking into your front door talking like 1:40

  • Evan Gelist
    Evan Gelist

    I saw a doco about a nuclear silo and in it it showed that there are 2 locks that are so far apart that one person couldn't turn both, and they needed to be turned together simultaneously, just need to make sure that LPL and BB aren't in there together.

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    gfdghsdth dfhgdfhd

    99 thieving

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    ARC Electric

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