Adrianov compass

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Adrianov compass in details: 1) Compass case; 2) Scale; 3) Magnetic  pointer; 4) Sight point; 5) Counter point; 6) Pointer stopper

The Adrianov compass (Russian: Компас Адрианова) is a military compass designed by Russian Imperial Army topographist Vladimir Adrianov in 1907. Wrist-worn versions of the compass were then adopted and widely used by the Red and Soviet Army.[1]


  1. ^ Popov, A. M. (1978). Начальная военная подготовка (учебник) [Basic military training course (a handbook)] (in Russian). Moscow: DOSAAF. p. 219. OCLC 316895320Available at Pennsylvania State University Library