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Star Wars Crusader TIE Commission by AdamKop Star Wars Crusader TIE Commission by AdamKop
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This can hardly be called a TIE anymore. It is more like the next step in evolution of TIE series but stands independent of them conceptually. First of all when the wings are not deployed it is a very aerodynamic design possibly making the ship quite effective in atmospheric dogfights. Judging from its main tubular block it possibly houses a hyperdrive as well as life-support & consumables giving it a certain degree of autonomy & capability of independent operations away from a homebase. Also combat visibility of the cockpit is improved vs previous TIE models. In short it adresses every edge the Alliance ships had over TIE series in the past. many ships bearing the name of TIE series tried to match that in the past (defender, interceptor, avenger, oppressor etc.) but all of them came short in at least one of the aspects I mentioned above. This baby addresses them all. However, this ship possibly will fail flat on one aspect. The cost of manufacturing. It will be quite hard to mass produce a ship this superior in design. Of course since we're evaluating artistic performance this does not count. Congrats about desgining an awesome ship. (and wipes the saliva from keyboard :))
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bigwhitehound Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Nice ship, lots of details. Looks like it can handle a couple of X-Wings in a stand-up fight. For stats I'd give it the speed, firepower, armor/shields of a X-Wing and for the rest I'd give it the stats of a

A-24 Sleuth Scout

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Timewyrm Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
A way better design than the one in the Legacy era...
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Utao Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
The Empire's answer to X-wing fighters hit the rebels in the face! Who needs astromechs anyway? :la:
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AdamKop Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, Imperials always had superior tech anyway :)
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Snow-Mountain Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
A very interesting version of the TIE Fighter. I have to say that it definitely shows some obvious design similarities to the original TIEs. Yet it is clearly much more "advanced" with the fold out wings bring to mind the X-Wings capabilities.

I'm assuming that it shares some of the capabilities of the Alliance's starfighters; longer range, hyperspace jump capable, perhaps even missiles?

Perhaps the Empire could simply use the TIE Fighters as regular crafts and give these ships to their "aces" or officers. It looks sleek, fast, and above all else; deadly. That was one of the weaknesses of the original TIE Fighters, they looked a bit ungainly and clumsy. I always thought that it just didn't look like it could land without breaking something.

The TIE Interceptors was a significant improvement with their rakish, arrow-shaped wings. Frankly, I haven't been too impressed with all of the variants that's popped up since then as being a bit too strange or unbalanced with the triple wings or panels that they've added on.

Not this one though. It has a much impressive and realistic look.
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Devastator200 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you land a normal TIE fighter, you WILL break something. Thats why their carried in racks.
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Snow-Mountain Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Yeah, that's part of the reason why I thought the TIE design was somewhat stupid. A ship that can't land just seems rather unwieldy and limited.
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Awesome!!
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AdamKop Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ! :)
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Taereyn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yet again, you have produced a TIE fighter I must create as a LEGO design. I will have to fix my computer though to complete the first one.
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