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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