Mils (NATO) to Minutes of Arc Converter
Enter the angle in mils below to get the value converted to minutes of arc.
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How to Convert Mils to Minutes of Arc
To convert a measurement in mils to a measurement in minutes of arc, multiply the angle by the following conversion ratio: 3.375 minutes of arc/mil.
Since one mil is equal to 3.375 minutes of arc, you can use this simple formula to convert:
minutes of arc = mils × 3.375
The angle in minutes of arc is equal to the angle in mils multiplied by 3.375.
How Many Minutes of Arc Are in a Mil?
There are 3.375 minutes of arc in a mil, which is why we use this value in the formula above.
1 mil = 3.375'
Mils and minutes of arc are both units used to measure angle. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
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.
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.
Mil to Minute of Arc Conversion Table
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