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Military Lensatic Compass for Hiking
Official US Military Compass
Find miltary lensatic compasses, magnetic and gyro here, the best army compasses for hiking
If you are looking for official Military compasses then you have come to the right place.
Find a full range of official military lensatic army compasses here.
Military lensatic compasses, magnetic and gyro, are a ideal extra for walkers, hiking and exploring in the great outdoors. They are an extremely useful instrument that can definitely come in handy, and military ones are some of the most accurate and durable.
Compasses help you to find the North from South so can make you feel more secure and give you a professional edge on those group hiking activities into the unexplored.
They are more than often stylish and small enough to fit into the pocket, a compass should be on any outdoor loving persons list of thing to take whilst on that journey.
The main types are Magnetic, and the Gyro compass. Other types of include Chinese, professional, ancient, nautical, drawing, digital and even kids compasses.
Compasses are thought to have been invented as early as the 10 hundreds and being used for maritime navigation in the 11 hundreds.
Here you can find a wide arrange of military compasses perfect for a Christmas gift or for a treat for yourself. One day you might thank your lucky stars you didn't have to rely on them to find your way.
Army Compass for hiking and outdoor activities
The phosphorescent lensatic military compass has been used as an alternative to the tritium model. The only difference is that the self-luminating tritium has been replaced with phosphoresc to make it more economic.
CAMMENGA is a supplier to the US military.
What are Magnetic Compasses?
Magnetic Compasses contain a magnet which interacts with the Earths Magnetic Field. They align themselves to point to the magnetic poles. The compass shows directions in a frame of reference in which the directions of the magnetic poles are due North and South. The magnetic compasses will normally point North, with East, South and West also marked on it's face, therefore letting you know which way to head.
What is a Gyro Compass?
The gyro compass contains a spinning wheel. The rotation interacts with the rotation of the Earth so as to make the wheel slow down, losing energy due to friction until its axis of rotation is parallel with the Earth's. The wheel's axis therefore points to the Earth's rotational poles, and a frame of reference is used in which the directions of the rotational poles are due North and South. These points are called True North and True South.
Image: SI-TEX HDK11 Rate Gyro Compass available at Amazon.
The No 1 Military Compass
Built to U.S Military Specifications
'Battle Tested' for shock, sand, and water and works from -50F to +150F
Due to it's very accurate bearings the Silva Lensatic 360 miltary compass was traditionally used by the military. The classic design is durable so perfect for hiking.
It has strong aluminum casing. The liquid-filled compass has a quality lens which magnifies dial reading.
Luminous points make reading easier in low light.
How to use a lensatic compass explained
In this clip below from YouTube there is an explanation of how to use the 417 OFFICIAL U.S. MILITARY TRITIUM LENSATIC COMPASS (MODEL 3H) at night.
It also explains how to tell the difference between this U.S Military compass and some of it's competitors.
The compass is the Tritium version available below from Amazon