Minutes of Arc to Mils (NATO) Converter
Enter the angle in minutes of arc below to get the value converted to mils.
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How to Convert Minutes of Arc to Mils
To convert a measurement in minutes of arc to a measurement in mils, multiply the angle by the following conversion ratio: 0.296296 mils/minute of arc.
Since one minute of arc is equal to 0.296296 mils, you can use this simple formula to convert:
mils = minutes of arc × 0.296296
The angle in mils is equal to the angle in minutes of arc multiplied by 0.296296.
How Many Mils Are in a Minute of Arc?
There are 0.296296 mils in a minute of arc, which is why we use this value in the formula above.
1' = 0.296296 mil
Minutes of arc and mils are both units used to measure angle. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What Is a Minute of Arc?
A minute of arc is sometimes also referred to as an arc minute, arcminute, or minute arc. Minutes of arc can be abbreviated as arcmin, and are also sometimes abbreviated as MOA or amin. For example, 1 minute of arc can be written as 1 arcmin, 1 MOA, or 1 amin.
The minute of arc is most commonly represented using the prime (′), although the single-quote is commonly used. For instance, 1 minute of is most commonly expressed as 1′.
Learn more about minutes of arc.
What Is a Mil?
A mil, short for milliradian, is equal to 1/6,400 of a circle. The mil used by the US military and NATO forces is slightly different than the true value of a milliradian, which is equal to 1/6,283 of a circle.
During World War I the US adopted what is now the NATO mil to replace degrees and minutes for use in artillery sights. They opted to round mils to 6,400 per circle for simplicity at the time. Today, the mil is commonly used to measure adjustment of sights and scopes of firearms.
There is rightfully much confusion as a result of the mil adopted by the US military and NATO being slightly different than the milliradian.
A mil is sometimes also referred to as an angular mil. Mils can be abbreviated as mil; for example, 1 mil can be written as 1 mil.
Learn more about mils.
Minute of Arc to Mil Conversion Table
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