Viking V5 Metal Detector

The Viking 5 metal detector.

Viking 5 Metal Detector

Developed in 1976, the Viking 5 Metal Detector has stood the test of time and remains a popular choice for beginners and more experienced detectorists. The larger brother to the Viking1.

It is arguably one of the best-selling and most successful metal detectors. The Viking 5 Metal Detector is remarkably easy to use, having just two simple tuning controls. It has excellent sensitivity to gold, silver, and copper objects yet discriminate against small iron junk. It is often acclaimed to detect desirable objects in an area with either heavily mineralized ground or one littered with rusty iron. This feat is often almost impossible for a detector costing many times the price.

Along with an excellent record for reliability, these are reasons that this metal detector has established itself so successfully within the hobby. It is working well both inland and on the beach. This metal detector represents excellent value for money. The Viking 5 has stood the test of time.


  • General-purpose Non-motion metal detector
  • Two simple tuning controls
  • Built-in loudspeaker
  • The headphone socket takes ¼” stereo headphones (Headphones NOT included)
  • Telescopic shaft (two pieces)
  • ‘DD’ search coil
  • Waterproof 20cm search coil
  • 20 hours use from 1 x PP3 battery (Headphones NOT included)
  • Dismantled length: 74cm
  • Fully extended length: 136cm
  • Weight: 1.1kg
More Information
Brand Viking
Detector Type Non-Motion
Waterproof Coil Yes
Weatherproof No
Prospecting General
Frequency modes Single
Frequency 8 kHz
Coil Size 8"
Changeable Coil No
Wireless Coil No
Wireless Pin Pointer Unsupported
Wireless Headphones Unsupported
Audio Socket Large Jack (6.5 mm)
Volume Control No
Built-In Battery No
Battery Type PP3 9v
Battery Included No
Display No
Display Backlight No
PinPoint Mode No
Target Depth No
Target I.D. No
Included Stem, Control Box, Coil, Batteries
Warranty 2 Years
Weight (kg) 1.100000
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