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@Anon
Eh, if your navy has the budget for star destroyers, bulk orders of this later-model TIE or that might not be a make-or-break factor (though at the very least I’d be ordering hyperdrives for ’em all-better to pop into a fight fully deployed than launch under fire). As for the sensor/eyeball issue, current fighter & attack-chopper pilots make frequent use of helmet-mounted displays-combine that with 360-degree sci-fi scanner coverage, and the apparent blind spots of every SW light ship from TIEs to B-wings (or Lambda shuttles, the Falcon, etc…) become less of an issue.

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Sithspit, missed the reply chain *again*.

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Fractal I found this New Republic ship called the Defender class assault carrier which is 700 meters long have 20 Laser cannons and carry 72 fighters what do you think?
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I’m certainly not Fractal, but…while a 700-meter ship with that shape could probably pack in at least one wing, 20 fighter-wattage lasers would render something that size even more proportionately underarmed than a GR75 (y’know, the Rebel transports from ESB).

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Yeah that ship should have at best some quads medium turbolasers for self defense against other ships or possibly a few (around 2-3) single 40 TT caliber heavy turbolasers.
But hey at least is not as bad as the secondary armament of 24 point defense anti-aircraft cannons (Although all of them are quads so times that by 4 and you get 96 of them) on the First order dreadpizza.
Here are those quad cannons that I was mentioning:comment image

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Decent-looking quad mounts, but two dozen of ’em is still damned sparse for a battlecruiser/small dreadnought-tonnage ship. Cripes, I’m pretty sure the Impstar Deuces in ESB demonstrate better proportional point-defense density whilst taking bow/brim trench/ventral potshots at the Falcon.

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Ah the classic cannon fodder in 4K glory.
Ok I bet the next fighter 4K render is definitely going to be the TIE Interceptor.

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Well, cannon fodder if your billing and/or midichlorian count is high. Otherwise…might wanna see Biggs, Jek and the Red 5 prior to Luke for a second opinion.

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Well I mean the TIE fighter (The Galactic empire version) got no shields, no hyperdrive and have two big wing frames that make it easier to be hit by enemy fire and limit the pilot view, Plus the TIE Interceptor, Hunter, Avenger and Defender basically outclass it in everyway expect cost.
Although in canon the TIE Fighter have a proton torpedo launcher but that’s only in EA Star Wars Battlefront 1&2.

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Stock TIEs definitely strike me as best ‘shot’ from some offset angle below or above. That ‘hull wear’ texture helps these renders seem a bit more lived-in.