The Silva 55-6400/360 MS Mils Compass replaces the NSN'd Silva 54/6400B Compass. It is more distinct, easier to read.
This compass is probably the most resourceful compass in the world for artillery; target acquisition and command posts. The 55 is a unique compass featuring both an optical precision sighting system and a SILVA 1-2-3 SYSTEM compass in the same unit, giving unbeatable precision and versatility in the field. Bearings can be taken with accuracy to within half a degree.
The compass has a luminous graduation ring and markings for compass reading in the dark. Once activated by daylight/ flashlight it will give light up to 4 hours of light. 6400 mils on the graduation ring and 6400 mils + 360 degrees on the sighting scale. Includes a Slope Card to calculate avalanche risk, determine how challenging your journey will be. Scale Lanyard includes 2 scales (1:25, 1:50), it is soft and bendable, and easy to place directly on to your route on the map.
Available are 2 selection of sheaths for protection for your Silva 55-6400/360 Compass. The Compass Hard Cover
and the Standard Covers
using MILSPEC materials are both made to fit the Silva 55-6400/360 MS MILS Military Compass.
You may have noticed a Bubble in your Silva Compass. Is this a problem? Read "Bubble in Compass"
to find out more.NOTE:
This compass is a Southern Hemisphere compass. Click on link for more information and instructions on Silva Baseplate Compasses and Accessories