# Convert Mils (NATO) to Radians

Enter the angle in mils (NATO) below to get the value converted to radians.

**Results in Radians:**

## How to Convert Mils (NATO) to Radians

To convert a mil measurement to a radian measurement, multiply the angle by the conversion ratio. One mil is equal to 0.000982 radians, so use this simple formula to convert:

The angle in radians is equal to the mils (NATO) multiplied by 0.000982.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 mils (NATO) to radians using the formula above.

Mils (NATO) and radians 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.

## Radians

A radian is the measurement of angle equal to the start to the end of an arc divided by the radius of the circle or arc. 1 radian is equal to 180/π, or about 57.29578°. There are about 6.28318 radians in a circle.

The radian is the SI derived unit for angle in the metric system. Radians can be abbreviated as *rad*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as * ^{c}*,

*r*, or

*. For example, 1 radian can be written as 1 rad, 1*

^{R}^{c}, 1 r, or 1

^{R}.

Radians are often expressed using their definition. The formula to find radians is θ = s/r, where the angle in radians θ is equal to the arc length s divided by the radius r. Thus, radians may also be expressed as the formula of arc length over the radius.

## Mil Measurements and Equivalent Radian Conversions

Mils (NATO) | Radians |
---|---|

1 mil | 0.000982 rad |

2 mil | 0.001963 rad |

3 mil | 0.002945 rad |

4 mil | 0.003927 rad |

5 mil | 0.004909 rad |

6 mil | 0.00589 rad |

7 mil | 0.006872 rad |

8 mil | 0.007854 rad |

9 mil | 0.008836 rad |

10 mil | 0.009817 rad |

11 mil | 0.010799 rad |

12 mil | 0.011781 rad |

13 mil | 0.012763 rad |

14 mil | 0.013744 rad |

15 mil | 0.014726 rad |

16 mil | 0.015708 rad |

17 mil | 0.01669 rad |

18 mil | 0.017671 rad |

19 mil | 0.018653 rad |

20 mil | 0.019635 rad |

21 mil | 0.020617 rad |

22 mil | 0.021598 rad |

23 mil | 0.02258 rad |

24 mil | 0.023562 rad |

25 mil | 0.024544 rad |

26 mil | 0.025525 rad |

27 mil | 0.026507 rad |

28 mil | 0.027489 rad |

29 mil | 0.028471 rad |

30 mil | 0.029452 rad |

31 mil | 0.030434 rad |

32 mil | 0.031416 rad |

33 mil | 0.032398 rad |

34 mil | 0.033379 rad |

35 mil | 0.034361 rad |

36 mil | 0.035343 rad |

37 mil | 0.036325 rad |

38 mil | 0.037306 rad |

39 mil | 0.038288 rad |

40 mil | 0.03927 rad |

## More Mil Angle Conversions

- Convert to Milliradians
- 1 mil is equal to 0.981748 milliradians
- Convert to Degrees
- 1 mil is equal to 0.05625 degrees
- Convert to Minutes Of Arc
- 1 mil is equal to 3.375 minutes of arc
- 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