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Silva 16DCL Sighting Compass

The sighting compass for experienced navigators – used by NATO Forces around the world. 

Mainly used by the infantry as a soldier’s or officer's compass. Additional features include measuring scales for positioning (GPS), graduation in mils and degrees (640/360), integrated adjuster for magnetic declination, magnifying lens and rubber feet for precision map work. The compass had a luminous graduation ring and markings for compass reading in the dark. Once activated by daylight/flashlight it will give up to 4 hours of light. The included scale lanyard and slope card makes it easier to quickly make a distance judgment of your route or to plan your route in advance.


Accuracy: +/- 17.8mils/1°
Clinometer: Yes
Declination adjustment: Yes
Graduation: 6400/360°
Illumination: luminous markings, graduation ring with 4 hour active time
Included: Scale lanyard, slope card
Magnifying lens: Yes
Materials: Acrylic, PC/ABS, TPU/ Acetal
Sapphire jewel bearing for friction-free movement of the compass needle: Yes
Scales: 1:25k, 1:50k, GPS scales, Lanyard; 1:25, / 1:50, mm
Sighting System: Yes
Size: 64x108x20 mm
Slope card: Yes
Type of compass: Baseplate, Mirror Sighting
Temperature operating range: -30 to +60 °C
Patented red/black N/S lines in capsule: Yes
Tunable capsule: Yes
Weight: 86g
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Silva 16 DCL Ranging Compass

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