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gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Besides this design making for an honorable addition to the ‘squared-off panel TIE’ stable (alongside the /sa, Scimitar and Vader’s X1), some of those low-angle shots are damned rakish. Plus, those bomber-comparison pics include a couple choice angles on the Scimitar (which still seems pretty slick to me, but I suppose anything would WRT the /sa).

Anonymous
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You know I wonder which of these two bombers have more munitions This one or the TIE Interdictor/Punisher?

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

I’d need to know how much stuff fits in your average TIE/sa pod before answering, but at the moment I’m tempted to favor the Demolisher.

Shaun
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Shaun

Well… Standard TIE/sa payload was 1 of the following: “16 concussion missiles, 12 proton torpedoes, 8 proton rockets, 6 space mines, 4 proton bombs [not to be confused with the proton bombs being dropped on the Falcon in ESB], 64 thermal detonators, or thousands of propaganda pamphlets…” Multiply by 4 to approximate an Interdictor/Punisher payload of 64 missiles. Scimitars are noted as having 16 racks [see ass-end views curtesy of FS above] and a 32 missile payload. Demolishers are shown with 34 racks so an assumed 68 missile payload, thereby just squaking over the TIE Interdictor. However, that doesn’t include… Read more »

Master Bob
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Master Bob

To be it seems like the empires answer to the B-wing.

Can’tThinkOfAName
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Can’tThinkOfAName

Is it classified as a heavy bomber?

Spaceman 28
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Spaceman 28

What is the armament?

Taghmata Omnissiah
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Taghmata Omnissiah

Replace bomber bay with cargo pod and we could get a pretty nice assault shuttle.

Anonymous
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Fractal have made a Assault Transport with some parts of the Assault shuttle here: http://fractalsponge.net/?p=3551

Taghmata Omnissiah
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Taghmata Omnissiah

Yes he did. But if we replace bomber bay with cargo pod it would also create interesting ship. Maybe even we can give him ECM package, SIGLINT/ELINT or long range scout.

Anonymous
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So Fractal right now we got a plentiful types of fightercraft to choose from and I wonder how many more types of fightercraft are you going to add in the future?

Koala
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Koala

Amazing

StormCommando
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StormCommando

Are those bombs on the racks or are they missiles which can fire forward? I can kind of imagine them arcing around after launching to hit targets in front, like an inverse Javelin…

JamesMCGR
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JamesMCGR

I wonder if this would have a shield generator. If so it would be awesome for ground attack.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

It’s certainly big & well-equipped enough to merit shields; by & large I get the impression lighter TIEs only lack (ray?) shielding due to doctrine WRT speed & numbers as better defenses.

gejemica
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gejemica

Really like the look of those forward launchers

Do the wing guns swivel?

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Looks like they’re on a rotating mount, though hopefully there’s at least one extra crewbeing (or some kinda astromech/gunner droid) for aft-defense situations. Plus, there’s always lobbing a missile or four at tail-chasers.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Oh snap, I didn’t realize the name was finalized. Guess I need to pick up pace for the next naming race. Sweet build! Btw, Igot to ask, what are thise glowing grill bits in the aft? It can’t be radiators nor sublights…

Anonymous
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Nice to see this done now we will wait for your Advanced TIE Interceptor or that TIE variant that I like to see being done in the future Fractal.
Also seeing how big the Demolishers are I’m willing to bet that 3 squadrons of those would make up a whole wing.

countvertex
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Damn good design! Overall aesthetics are very pleasing. Not one thing I don’t like about it!

Vaes Beumaryn
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Vaes Beumaryn

What role would this vessel fill that is not filled by the Scimitar? Or is it simply a “better” version of the Scimitar?

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

As I understand it, basically the latter-a higher-ordnance capacity Scimitar ‘relative’ with roughly equivalent acceleration & more energy weaponry.

Vaes Beumaryn
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Vaes Beumaryn

Seems to make the Scimitar irrelevant

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Eh, Fractal was apparently going for a ‘high/low’ mix between this bird & the Scimitar roughly comparable to the F-15/F-16 or Su-27/MiG-29 dynamic. Bigger, higher-hangar-capacity ships would field the Demolisher, while smaller capital craft would employ Scimitar squadrons. Plus, 1-for-1 replacement might take a while even if the plan was to swap out older machinery with the newer models.

Vaes Beumaryn
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Vaes Beumaryn

The Demolisher is only marginally larger than the Scimitar. I’d understand if this was meant to be a straight replacement for the Scimitar, but Fractal rarely models craft meant for the same role

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Roles are kinda nebulous in practice anyway, though Demolisher’s punchier lasers might make it more efficient at ‘detaining’ Falcon-scale frieighters & pounding on corvette-scale targets before its missiles hit.

Vaes Beumaryn
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Vaes Beumaryn

The munitions would be expensive, but why would the vessel itself be any more expensive? Unless maybe it has better shields or something of that sort

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

As I understand this, it’s got a beefier powerplant to maintain Scimitar-equal thrust while improving payload capacity & firepower/shield strength. That probably accounts for the extra creds.