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18C/GS 0602
05-02-2004, 14:05
Here is a link to the user manual for the lensatic compass and some additional land navigation tips from a FM about the compass.


05-02-2004, 23:01
Interesting "manual." but obviously written for the novice civilian.

For example, the fact that the bezel of a mil-spec compass has 120 grooves around the perimeter, thus making one click equal to 3 degrees, is not mentioned.

The definition of a mil (more correctly, a US/NATO mil of 1/6,400 vs. the Soviet/Warsaw Pact mil of 1/6,000) is not covered.

The definition of "Grid North" is incomplete and misleading.

QRQ 30
05-03-2004, 02:52
You might post this to the SFAS board RE: Suppl;ements. It would be more beneficial than a body full of drugs,:D

05-03-2004, 10:21
QRQ 30, did you mean to post on this thread?

QRQ 30
05-03-2004, 10:27
Originally posted by CSB
QRQ 30, did you mean to post on this thread?

Yup!! Candidates are so wrapped up in PT they forget what soldiering is. Actually I'll do it and suggest a course in orienteering as being more bemeficial than "protien". :lifter