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wusolja
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wusolja

such small engines and still can push so much weight when compared to other fighters

J T
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J T

Cool design, only concern I have is that the blasters might be too spaced out. Aside from that it looks great!

Shaun
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Shaun

Love how rakish and jaunty she is. And much better proportions and styling than the Scimitar. No more gooseneck!

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

I always found the Scimitar nicely streamlined for a Sienar bomber, but that really ain’t saying much.

rodtod
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rodtod

Would love to see an interior of this thing 🙂

Alex
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Alex

is it only I, who prefer old TIE Bomber style launcher “pod” to this Scimitars minitubes 🙁 They are so ugly

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Nice sense of streamlined bulk WRT this thing’s fuselage & wing panels.

Rep
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Rep

Is a ship like this intended to have landing gear or does it launch/land from racks like a more conventional TIE?

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Probably rack-mounted; the wings aren’t really shaped for floor parking, and there’s not a lot of ventral fuselage space for retractable skids.

rodtod
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rodtod

What about the old Vulture Droid (Clone Wars)? They hoisted their pylons into walker configuration while entering or moving around in docking bays.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Repulsorlift hovering seems handier for most manned fighters, though now I’m pondering whether vulture droids doubled as hangar/external security or were expected to deal with repulsor-jamming-heavy theaters.

Chris Bradshaw
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Chris Bradshaw

They seem to have been designed to have secondary functionality for police actions. Being able to walk around gives more flexibility in law enforcement than a pure aircraft.

JamesMCGR
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JamesMCGR

So are bombs from a craft like this gravity bombs or do they have a little pusher drive to make them fall? This looks like it would rain an unholy fall of explosives.

Anonymous
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Holy crap this look like a Scimitar Assault Bomber on steroids!

Daib
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Daib

I wonder if a dorsal turret might make some sense on a heavy bomber like this, à la Y-Wing, IL-2, or ARC-170. Can the wing guns pivot, or are they fixed?

Beskad
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Beskad

The radiator panels would limit a turret on the main body of the craft to a very narrow firing arc either to the front or to the rear. A ventral turret might fare a little better than a dorsal one but all in all it seems impractical.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

A Y-wing-scale light dorsal turret might have a decent arc WRT threats from above & behind, though SW fighters’ best defense is basically evasion. Those wing guns look fixed to me, though I see no reason a few of those ventral/aft missile tubes couldn’t be loaded for tail coverage. Come to think of it, fire-and-forget projectiles might be handier for SW light strike birds-less need to level out so your gunner gets a shot.

cScott
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cScott

Really like the TIE Mangler look here as a bomber! Wonder if this would be consider a predecessor (as a research project but was deemed to expensive for production) or the successor to the Scimitar.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

That Scimitar/Mangler-style cockpit is a very reuse-worthy component. Speaking of which, those guns look familiar-I get the impression this one might be a heavier antiship/antiarmor platform, whereas Scimitar was intended to keep up with Interceptor-ballpark escorts.

Chris Bradshaw
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Chris Bradshaw

Both seem to have 4 engine nozzles, and the Scimitar only seems a bit lighter. This baby has far more launch tubes though, and more radiator area to work with. Perhaps it’s just a more expensive, higher end version, like a Defender compared to an Avenger. TIE Leveler perhaps?