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imperious_leader
imperious_leader
1 year ago

TIE Brute is to this as TIE/sa is to Scimitar, non? A late-model, hyperdrive & shield equipped heavy strike fighter, with droid-brain gunner (or gunners – the Falcon setup suggests that parallel processing wasn’t a strong point a long, long time ago…). Came too late and at too hefty a price-tag to turn the tide, but no doubt a dream to fly.

Zaarin was dead by the time this first flew. This one stikes me as in-house – the old Advanced Projects Lab and the TIE Mod Team [blame WEG for the latter’s weak name].

[First-time poster, long-time lurker… be gentle… ;-)]

00Shot
00Shot
1 year ago

Interesting design. I like the turrets on what I’m assuming is a swivel apparatus to give varying fields of fire. Does it have warhead capabilities or blasters/lasers only?

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 year ago

I can’t help but think it would be better to put the turrets outside of the wings in order to have good fields of fire that aren’t dependent on the variable geometry wing.

Either that or something slope-winged like a TIE Striker, but with a turret on top.

Shaun
Shaun
1 year ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Or integrated into the end of the strut itself? Certainly not the best structural solution. This option does lend itself to wards a better centre of mass and maneuverability than options mounting units at the end of the strut.

She’s borderline goofy looking, but not entirely so… The cockpit and engines are the sh!t. Is this a completely new model or adapted from something previous?

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 year ago
Reply to  Shaun

I considered something similar as a mod for the B-Wing, by fitting swivel mounts to the cannon on the end of the cross-wings. Because the main body spun around the cockpit, adding a second 360-degree axis off-set at 90 degrees to the spin axis of the body allowed those cannon to swing to bear on any point around the B-Wing itself, regardless of the direction of flight of the B-Wing. I pictured it as a sort of crazy/innovative Verpine design that would allow the fighter to make an attack run while still maintaining defensive fire coverage where needed.

Something like that might be plausible here, with the wings and engines spinning around the cockpit, and the cannon controlled from the rear turret, spinning independently of the front cockpit.

Shaun
Shaun
1 year ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Yeah, I can definitely see that working–the fact the main drive system is integrated into the wing/body itself. Makes for a great narrative flourish when the damn thing gets stuck. AGAIN…

Gregory Martin Thompson
Gregory Martin Thompson
1 year ago

Fantastic, creative, impressive. Can you describe the intended role? For example, it doesn’t have the punch of your TIE Wrangler, but it does have a much larger field of fire.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 year ago

Good first impression. What do you see this being used for?

I have to say, when I first read the title before the pictures loaded, I thought we were getting your version of the TIE Ravager escort fighter from Hull 721.

Road Warrior
Road Warrior
1 year ago

That is interesting. One of Zarrins’ possible prototypes?

Road Warrior
Road Warrior
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Roger that Boss.