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Rothco 3H Cammenga G.I. Military Tritium Lensatic Compass
|Price:||$72.57 & FREE Shipping|
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- Built to the demanding specifications of U.S. Fighting Forces
- It is shock, water and sand proof, and functional from -50ºF to +150ºF.
- Seven Tritium Micro Lights allow for navigation in low-light conditions
- NSN 6605-01-196-6971
- Built to last with an aluminum frame and waterproof housing
- The compass comes with a carrying pouch and a belt clip
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|Material Type||Aluminum Case painted Olive drab|
|Package Height||1.1 x 4.1 x 4.4 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.45 pounds|
Olive Drab Official US Military Tritium Lensatic Compass (Model 3H) - The World's #1 Military Compass. Built To The Demanding Specifications Of US Fighting Forces. NSN 6605-01-196-6971. Battle Tested - Shock, Water, Sand Proof and Functional From -50ºF to +150ºF. Seven Tritium Micro Lights Allow For Navigation In Low-Light Conditions. Equipped With A Magnifying Lens, Sight Wire, and Dial Graduations In Both Degrees and Mils To Ensure Accurate Readings. Copper Induction Dampening System Slows The Rotation Of The Magnet Without The Use Of Liquids. Built To Last With An Aluminum Frame and Waterproof Housing. Includes Carrying Pouch, Lanyard, and Belt Clip. "3H" Stamped On Back Of Actual Compass. Made In The USA. Tritium Illuminated For Use In Total Darkness. MIL C10436L.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm not trying to take away from this compass, it looks good and prob works fine. I just think that the description should be changed and not say U.S Issue.
The "Mil Spec" in the description gives it away.
I've had a Cammenga H3 for about 15 years, the one that was issued to me in college ROTC. This is the same compass, minus a few details, but considering it's been 15 years, I can understand. My old one had a brass bezel ring, and this one is plastic. Not sure that it will make much of a difference. My old one had the brand name on the back, and this one has it one the front along with the NSN.
If you're wondering about the life of the tritium, my compass from 15 years ago is still glowing, but barely. It's still serviceable in the dead of night, but it was just time, you know?
The compass is exactly what was expected. Buy with confidence (at least form ToysNGamesEtc) that you're getting the military one.
Here's my caveat: Some people have complained that this isn't the one with the radioactive symbol on the back. That's true, but those were probably made in the seventies, judging from the posts. There have been improvements made in the past 40 years. people! This one's not oil filled either, something they also stopped doing quite a while back. In my opinion, that would be like going to a Ford dealership and complaining you can't buy a new Mustang II.
This is it, and at half the price. Price on post is $135 for the same product.
It is easily the most rugged handheld compass ever made and is the ONLY land navigation compass I know of that is manufactured to meet a formal performance specification - MIL-PRF-10436N - which states that the compass must be accurate to within 2.5 degrees. Other manufacturers may say that their compasses are accurate, but none of them are required to prove it.
One of the reasons for this compass' ruggedness is that it is not a liquid dampened design. Liquid dampened compasses tend to be fragile, and about half of the liquid filled compasses in my collection (18) have developed air bubbles in the course of normal use. The Cammenga M1950 compass uses induction dampening, a very effective system that takes advantage of the natural magnetic reaction between the magnetic compass bar and the copper cup it sits in to quickly eliminate needle oscillation. Since the compass is a 'dry' design it can incorporate a system that lifts the magnet bar/compass card off of the needle when the compass is closed. This protects the jeweled pivot on the magnet bar from damage due to rough handling.
While it may not look it, the design is very ergonomic while being used for sighting. The tritium illumination is excellent, and makes it about the only compass suitable for long term night navigation work.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very nice compass. Solid, plenty of features. Timely shipping. Really excellent product and seller!Published 1 month ago by Matthew S. Junkin
Good quality compass. Basically same one if not the same one we get issued in the army.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this "as new", but it arrived with handwriting on it making me think it had been issued?
It's a compass, so it works as expected.
Product is just as described I received mine from DIP 'N DIVE. It is the correct NSN# and a Cammenga Compass. Great product!!!Published 3 months ago by hardy85
Superb piece of gear. MILSPEC, Tritium filled, extremely accurate, and very rugged. It's always with my gear wherever I travel.Published 6 months ago by _
The compass I received certainly appears be a genuine Cammenga with the proper NSN and other markings. It is certainly tritium illuminated. I am completely satisfied.Published 6 months ago by KØAX