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Arlen L Smith
Arlen L Smith
11 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
11 months ago

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

Kal Skirata
Kal Skirata
11 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
1 year 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
11 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.