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Arlen L Smith
Arlen L Smith
8 months ago

I’d love to see this thing face off against a scorpion or something like that, or an imperial field marshal being a blitzing bad*ss with a squad of these, like a star wars Rommel.

john quinn
john quinn
9 months ago

Did you get any inspiration for the Sabre from the Republic’s TX-130?

Kal Skirata
Kal Skirata
9 months ago
Reply to  john quinn

Yes, mostly the TX-130, although fractal did say he used the Imperial 2-M repulsortank for inspiration as well.

Wicklerune
Wicklerune
10 months ago

Could have used a tertiary small blaster cannon for better anti-infantry performance.

Jason Skeans
Jason Skeans
1 year ago

should have used this as its main line battle tank

Kal Skirata
Kal Skirata
9 months ago
Reply to  Jason Skeans

Technically, this is an antipersonnel tank for infantry support, escort, fast attack, and scouting, but I have had that same thought in the past. This is one of my favorite hovertank designs, along with Fractal’s Broadsword and Scythe, and I have often thought about augmenting its armament for a MBT role, although now I think that the Broadsword fills that role quite nicely and the Sabre fits in well as a light tank.

simplylively
simplylively
1 year ago

what modeling software do you use

Legodude9
Legodude9
2 years ago

Holy hell dude! I love it! The sabre tank was one of my least fav ground vehicles of the Republic, and the Empire repainting it and calling it a day seemed very lazy. This **Actual!** turret looks so awesome I love it! I wish you got more recognition for this awesome work!

Admiral Drakkmar
Admiral Drakkmar
2 years ago

One day the Emperor said, “Build for me a tank with a huge freaking MG-42 on the roof, and it shall be chambered for 20mm.”

Revan
Revan
1 year ago

Only 20mm? Are you tapped? That turret is a 76mm at least. Imagine a 76mm gun at 1,200rpm?

Gabriel
Gabriel
2 years ago

is this the 2-M it looks closer to the 2-M saber tank then the TX-130 saber tank.

EndangeredPootisBird
EndangeredPootisBird
2 years ago

btw, the tank from EAW is called the 2-M Saber-class, just so u know 🙂

Leichenfaust
Leichenfaust
2 years ago

its perfect finally a new tank redesign thx

ManiacalSpark
ManiacalSpark
2 years ago

Now this looks much more like a tank. I’d personally remove the central gun and just make the whole part a swivable twin barrel cannon, though.

Phoenixx
Phoenixx
2 years ago

It’s missing it’s missile launchers, aside from that I really am torn on the turret /= the turret itself is cool but I am just not sure it fits with the saber-tank.

I think it would be interesting to see different variants of it with different turrets kind of like the modular tank you did a while back. Since the original tank could swap out it’s turret for a 2 different ones.

I really do love the design overall though, your work never disappoints.

Phoenixx
Phoenixx
2 years ago
Reply to  Phoenixx

I’ve come to the conclusion that I like the turret now it just had to grow on me because I am used to the smaller turret I’ve seen on it for years.

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Absolutely superb!

JamesMCGR
JamesMCGR
2 years ago

Could the Empire swap out the side guns for other things you think? Like missile pods? Small ion cannons? Gatling guns? This is really cool, I like what you do.

JamesMCGR
JamesMCGR
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Maybe canted at like a 45 degree angle like the assault gunboat pods. Either way this is rad.

TheEpicDude
TheEpicDude
2 years ago

dude this is insane this is kind of off topic but the at-se is my favorite wacker legions canon and fanon. can you make a elite version of it?

TheEpicDude
TheEpicDude
2 years ago
Reply to  TheEpicDude

sorry for the spelling

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
2 years ago
Reply to  TheEpicDude

Elite…version? Like, somehow even more powerful..?

STONEhenk
STONEhenk
2 years ago

But does it fit in the small sidebays of the Chi?

Rampant
Rampant
2 years ago

I don’t know if I am feeling this one so much. The original SW Battlefront TX-130s looked great but I can’t get over the fact that the roof turret on this looks like a Fez hat. Personally I much prefer the original manned turret.

Also here is a link for the cutaway on wikipedia that shows the missile launchers in the skids.
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Although I don’t really miss those as putting missile launchers a meter or less above the ground isn’t very practical.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
2 years ago
Reply to  Rampant

Well it’s a hovertank. Terrain clearance for ordnance tubes shouldn’t be an issue when you can adjust your altitude with a dial. I do like the look of the pintle gun though.

CFletch
CFletch
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

If I recall correctly the only time the missiles are used is in the surprisingly good Star Wars: Clone Wars game for the original xbox. I have fond memories of spamming the missiles while strafing during the boss fights. I think they add a solid bit of versatility (they were guided) but I could definitely see them being dropped for power for that big turret gun.

How many crew for this one? I only see roof hatches for the two up front, and that many weapons (especially with one being on a turret) would seem to be a bit much for only two people. At least one of the Sabre designs had 3 crewers (pilot, copilot/navigator who I always assumed acted as a tank commander, and a turret gunner).

Ryadra777
2 years ago

So the length is either 8.2 meters or 10 meters.

Gadji
2 years ago

And you will create the design of the technology of the First Order?

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  Gadji

He said he’s not interested in this sequel Trilogy age but doesn’t mean he will not do it on commission

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
2 years ago

Neat take on the design, though I noticed the repulsor skiffs are rigidly fixed to the mais chassis instead of being on a pivot to change its angle to maximize its maneuverability, a feature that is kinda nice when you see it in motion.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago

What’s the armament? I’m assuming two laser cannon on the sides, but what’s in the turret?

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

There’s a nifty cutaway pic out there showing missile launchers mounted in the hull of the Clone Wars fighter tank. I guess they could have been stripped out and replaced with capacitors or a larger generator to support the heavier turret gun on this refit model.

Sephiroth0812
Sephiroth0812
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

It depends on which version is referenced I think, the regular TX-130 used in the Clone Wars is stated to have an armament of 2 Heavy laser cannons, 2 Ordnance launchers (which can house different types of missiles) and either 1 Medium twin laser cannon turret or a KB-50a beam cannon on the top.
There exists a TX-130S and a TX-130T too in some sources and I think the latter one of those two was used only by the Empire and an improvement over the plain 130 and 130S variants used by the Republic.
Maybe the TX-130S, the second version used by the Republic, omitted the Ordnance launchers in exchange for stronger shields or some other improvement?

Nonetheless this baby is a very versatile medium tank and it having shields allows it to be much sturdier than one would think at first glance.
They’re pretty quick and agile too for a vessel deemed a “medium” tank.

Kaprosuchus1
Kaprosuchus1
2 years ago
Reply to  Sephiroth0812

The original BF2 version had missile launchers

Phoenixx
Phoenixx
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Yeah the clone wars era TX-130 Saber-Class Fighter Tank had 2 ordnance launchers that could fire either concussion missiles or thermal detonators as well as 2 heavy laser cannons and either a beam turret or twin blaster turret on top.

Gadji
2 years ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Maybe a heavy laser gun? …

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago

Very nice. I wasn’t a fan of the original Sabertank, but you have an absolute gift for turning the Meh of the EU into something awesome.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
2 years ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

And now you’ve filled your BMD-2 org chart slot. What’s left? A BTR-70 maybe?

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

True, for a moment I forgot the Rooskies could actually fit infantry into that tiny BMD. I suppose there’s also some resemblance to the ASU-85 or the new Sprut-SD as well.

Speaking of the Centauro, they finally added Italian ground vehicles to War Thunder. That combination of speed and hitting power is hilariously fun to play.