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Xeno
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This doesn’t really look like an antifighter craft to me, more like a mix of ARC-170 and an Avenger. LTLs are pretty overkill for taking on alphabet-fighters, and they must consume a ton of power, eating up speed and agility. I’d think that this might be better suited as a strike fighter/antiship craft, using the TLs to strafe smaller ships while also having the punch needed to get through heavy fighters/antifighter corvettes. However, it can’t dogfight like an Interceptor or Line, and since it doesn’t have a tail turret might need some escort.

Harold Okafor-Withers
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Harold Okafor-Withers

Nice. Would rather have this over the cack they have produced for Kylo Ren’s starfighter. They really need to up their game on the design front in the new trilogy. Hopefully we get something more interesting in TLJ, but that design doesn’t fill me with hope, though those Resistance Bombers look potentially interesting. Loving this though. Sure it uses a lot of ingredients from past TIE craft, but it is all in the blending of them that makes this pretty inspired, and a formidable looking ship.

Maphisto86
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Kylo Ren’s starfighter actually reminds me of the TIE Avenger and that is not a bad thing. This TIE Mangler though looks even meaner for sure.

Anonymous
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Now that I look at it properly it look like a beef up version of the TIE Experimental M2 ‘BigGun’.
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Soren
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Looks like it has a Scimitar’s cockpit, so it can be assumed it also doubles as an escape pod?

Anonymous
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Hey Fractal what do you think of Kylo Ren’s personal TIE fighter called the TIE silencer?

George Apley
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Looks good! Great original fighter design. So would the cockpit be on par with a Scimitar, or bigger? Do you envision hyperdrive capabilities? Are those three point-defense laser cannon, or just targeting systems for the big guns?

Soren
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From the previous WIP, with the wing next to the TIE Interceptor, I think it is the same size as a Scimitar’s cockpit. And from the size of the hull, it most likely does house a hyperdrive. The 3-point items though, I have no idea if they are weapons or sensors.

gorkmalork
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Pretty sure Fractal flat-out reused the cockpit cylinder from his Scimitar render, and it fits rather nicely in my book. The smaller wing ‘guns’ are apparently Interceptor-style sensors, with three modular laser/ion+autoblaster ports (2 on top, 1 ventral) framing the cockpit.

George Apley
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Sounds good. This thing would ravage in formation with some Interceptors or other high-end models. Brilliant work.