Battle Board FiST

Our best selling and most functional system

A FiST (Fire Support Team) controls the indirect fire whizzing over the complex battlefield. They refer to multiple maps, templates, and reports to manage the chaotic environment filled with artillery, bombs, and mortars to support the troops on the ground. Oftentimes, FiSTers use both a map and a battle tracking template at once, hence the need for two surfaces. Find the configuration that works the best for your mission.


Battle Boards are designed as stand-alone tools, but also as components of modular and expandable systems. The Battle Board FiST comprises the Expedition and the Swift - a system designed to provide two writing and display surfaces as well as one internal storage compartment. The two boards link together using the opposing loops and straps of our patent pending quick-change system. These features that come standard with every board enable you to mix and match any size (10x12 or 12x16) and any type (Expedition or Swift) to create the setup you prefer.


The key to our design comes from the set of dimensions common between sizes and types of Battle Boards. For example, just as the FiST comprises two boards, the Expedition and the Swift, you could easily make one of these combinations:

  • (1) Swift 12x16 linked to (1) Swift 10x12
  • (2) Expedition boards linked together
  • (1) Expedition 12x16 linked to (1) Swift 10x12

See our Battle Board Comparison page for more details.

FiST Basic

Features

  • Abrasion resistant polycarbonate - the same coating applied to ballistic windows and eyewear
  • Internal storage compartment with a mesh pouch and the larger size delivers a secondary polycarbonate display
  • Internal elastic pen strip
  • Outer pocket for keeping track of essentials like pens and protractors
  • Elastic pen loops on each side
  • Dual handles on the 12x16

Functions

  • Land navigation aid
  • Operations & fire support planning
  • Checklist display
  • Indirect fire support planning and execution
  • Mobile analog battle tracking platform

Materials

  • 500d nylon fabric - tight durable weave that has a tough yet soft feel
  • Unbreakable polycarbonate with abrasion resistant coating - used to make the surfaces harder and less prone to scratches
  • Durable™ DOT® snaps - rugged brass for high-cycle and frequent usage
  • High quality YKK zippers

Dimensions & Feature Differences

Outer dimensions (when folded together)

10” x 12” x 2”

12” x 16” x 2”

Outer dimensions (when unfolded to display surfaces)

20” x 12” x 1”

24” x 16” x 1”

Map display (1:50,000)

12 km x 15 km (each surface)

15 km x 20 km (each surface)

Paper display size

Letter / A4

Legal / Tabloid / A3

Weight

3.5 lbs

5.2 lbs

Internal pouch configuration on Expedition

4”x8” mesh pouch

10”x12” mesh pouch

5” x 10” mesh pouch

12”x16” document pocket

10”x15” polycarbonate sleeve


Patent pending design




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