Convert Minutes Of Arc to Mils (NATO)

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1 arcmin = 0.296296 mil

How to Convert Minutes Of Arc to Mils (NATO)

Protractors are often used to measure angle

To convert a minute of arc measurement to a mil measurement, multiply the angle by the conversion ratio. One minute of arc is equal to 0.296296 mils (NATO), so use this simple formula to convert:

mils (NATO) = minutes of arc × 0.296296

The angle in mils (NATO) is equal to the minutes of arc multiplied by 0.296296.

For example, here's how to convert 5 minutes of arc to mils (NATO) using the formula above.
5' = (5 × 0.296296) = 1.481481 mil

Minutes of arc and mils (NATO) are both units used to measure angle. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Minutes Of Arc

The minute of arc is a unit of angle equal to 1/60th of one degree, or 1/21,600 of a circle. The minute of arc is also equal to π/10,800 radians.

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′.

Mils (NATO)

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 (NATO) can be abbreviated as mil, for example 1 mil can be written as 1 mil.

Minute Of Arc Measurements and Equivalent Mil Conversions

Common minute of arc values converted to the equivalent mil value
Minutes Of Arc Mils (NATO)
1' 0.296296 mil
2' 0.592593 mil
3' 0.888889 mil
4' 1.1852 mil
5' 1.4815 mil
6' 1.7778 mil
7' 2.0741 mil
8' 2.3704 mil
9' 2.6667 mil
10' 2.963 mil
11' 3.2593 mil
12' 3.5556 mil
13' 3.8519 mil
14' 4.1481 mil
15' 4.4444 mil
16' 4.7407 mil
17' 5.037 mil
18' 5.3333 mil
19' 5.6296 mil
20' 5.9259 mil
21' 6.2222 mil
22' 6.5185 mil
23' 6.8148 mil
24' 7.1111 mil
25' 7.4074 mil
26' 7.7037 mil
27' 8 mil
28' 8.2963 mil
29' 8.5926 mil
30' 8.8889 mil
31' 9.1852 mil
32' 9.4815 mil
33' 9.7778 mil
34' 10.07 mil
35' 10.37 mil
36' 10.67 mil
37' 10.96 mil
38' 11.26 mil
39' 11.56 mil
40' 11.85 mil

More Minute Of Arc Angle Conversions

Convert to Radians
1' is equal to 0.000291 radians
Convert to Milliradians
1' is equal to 0.290888 milliradians
Convert to Degrees
1' is equal to 0.016667 degrees
Convert to Seconds Of Arc
1' is equal to 60 seconds of arc
Convert to Gradians
1' is equal to 0.018519 gradians
Convert to Revolutions
1' is equal to 4.6296E-5 revolutions
Convert to Circles
1' is equal to 4.6296E-5 circles

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
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