Convert Mils (NATO) to Minutes Of Arc

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1 mil = 3.375 arcmin

How to Convert Mils (NATO) to Minutes Of Arc

Protractors are often used to measure angle

To convert a mil measurement to a minute of arc measurement, multiply the angle by the conversion ratio. One mil is equal to 3.375 minutes of arc, so use this simple formula to convert:

minutes of arc = mils (NATO) × 3.375

The angle in minutes of arc is equal to the mils (NATO) multiplied by 3.375.

For example, here's how to convert 5 mils (NATO) to minutes of arc using the formula above.
5 mil = (5 × 3.375) = 16.875'

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

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.

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′.

Mil Measurements and Equivalent Minute Of Arc Conversions

Common mil values converted to the equivalent minute of arc value
Mils (NATO) Minutes Of Arc
1 mil 3.375'
2 mil 6.75'
3 mil 10.13'
4 mil 13.5'
5 mil 16.88'
6 mil 20.25'
7 mil 23.63'
8 mil 27'
9 mil 30.38'
10 mil 33.75'
11 mil 37.13'
12 mil 40.5'
13 mil 43.88'
14 mil 47.25'
15 mil 50.63'
16 mil 54'
17 mil 57.38'
18 mil 60.75'
19 mil 64.13'
20 mil 67.5'
21 mil 70.88'
22 mil 74.25'
23 mil 77.63'
24 mil 81'
25 mil 84.38'
26 mil 87.75'
27 mil 91.13'
28 mil 94.5'
29 mil 97.88'
30 mil 101.25'
31 mil 104.63'
32 mil 108'
33 mil 111.38'
34 mil 114.75'
35 mil 118.13'
36 mil 121.5'
37 mil 124.88'
38 mil 128.25'
39 mil 131.63'
40 mil 135'

More Mil Angle Conversions

Convert to Radians
1 mil is equal to 0.000982 radians
Convert to Milliradians
1 mil is equal to 0.981748 milliradians
Convert to Degrees
1 mil is equal to 0.05625 degrees
Convert to Seconds Of Arc
1 mil is equal to 202.5 seconds of arc
Convert to Gradians
1 mil is equal to 0.0625 gradians
Convert to Revolutions
1 mil is equal to 0.000156 revolutions
Convert to Circles
1 mil is equal to 0.000156 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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