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Star Wars 1:50 Star Wars 'TIE/E' Escort Fighter (Whif/Kitbashing)
« am: 20. August 2017, 10:23:27 »

1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
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Some background:
The TIE/LN starfighter, or TIE/line starfighter, simply known as the TIE Fighter or T/F, was the standard Imperial starfighter seen in massive numbers throughout most of the Galactic Civil War and onward. The TIE Fighter was manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems and led to several upgraded TIE models such as TIE/sa bomber, TIE/IN interceptor, TIE/D Defender, TIE/D automated starfighter, and many more.
The original TIEs were designed to attack in large numbers, overwhelming the enemy craft. The Imperials used so many that they came to be considered symbols of the Empire and its might. They were also very cheap to produce, reflecting the Imperial philosophy of quantity over quality.

However, a disadvantage of the fighter was its lack of deflector shields. In combat, pilots had to rely on the TIE/LN's maneuverability to avoid damage. The cockpit did incorporate crash webbing, a repulsorlift antigravity field, and a high-g shock seat to help protect the pilot, however these did next to nothing to help protect against enemy blaster fire.


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Due to the lack of life-support systems, each TIE pilot had a fully sealed flight suit superior to their Rebel counterparts. The absence of a hyperdrive also rendered the light fighter totally dependent on carrier ships when deployed in enemy systems. TIE/LNs also lacked landing gear, another mass-reducing measure. While the ships were structurally capable of "sitting" on their wings, they were not designed to land or disembark their pilots without special support. On Imperial ships, TIEs were launched from racks in the hangar bays.

The high success rate of more advanced Rebel starfighters against standard Imperial TIE Fighters resulted in a mounting cost of replacing destroyed fighters and their pilots. That, combined with the realization that the inclusion of a hyperdrive would allow the fleet to be more flexible, caused the Imperial Navy to rethink its doctrine of using swarms of cheap craft instead of fewer high-quality ones, leading to the introduction of the TIE Advanced x1 and its successor, the TIE Avenger. The following TIE/D Defender as well as the heavy TIE Escort Fighter (or TIE/E) were touted as the next "logical advance" of the TIE Series—representing a shift in starfighter design from previous, expendable TIE models towards fast, well armed and protected designs, capable of hyperspace travel and long-term crew teams which gained experience and capabilities over time.

The TIE/E Escort, was a high-performance TIE Series starfighter developed for the Imperial Navy by Sienar Fleet Systems and it was introduced into service shortly before the Battle of Endor. It was a much heavier counterpart to the agile and TIE/D fighter, and more of an attack ship or even a light bomber than a true dogfighter. Its role were independent long range operations, and in order to reduce the work load and boost morale a crew of two was introduced (a pilot and a dedicated weapon systems officer/WSO). The primary duty profile included attack and escort task, but also reconnoiter missions. The TIE/E shared the general layout with the contemporary TIE/D fighter, but the cockpit section as well as the central power unit were much bigger, and the ship was considerably heavier.


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


The crew enjoyed – compared with previous TIE fighter designs – a spacious and now fully pressurized cockpit, so that no pressurized suits had to be worn anymore. The crew members sat in tandem under a large, clear canopy. The pilot in front had a very good field of view, while the WSO sat behind him, in a higher, staggered position with only a limited field of view. Both work stations had separate entries, though, and places could not be switched in flight: the pilot mounted the cockpit through a hatch on port side, while the WSO entered the rear compartment through a roof hatch.

In a departure from the design of previous TIE models, instead of two parallel wings to either side of the pilot module, the TIE Escort had three quadanium steel solar array wings mounted symmetrically around an aft section, which contained an I-s4d solar ionization reactor to store and convert solar energy collected from the wing panels. The inclusion of a third wing provided additional solar power to increase the ship's range and the ship's energy management system was designed to allow weapons and shields to be charged with minimum loss of power to the propulsion system.


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Although it was based on the standard twin ion engine design, the TIE/E’s propulsion system was upgraded to the entirely new, powerful P-sz9.8 triple ion engine. This allowed the TIE/E a maximum acceleration of 4,220 G or 21 MGLT/s and a top speed of 144 MGLT, or 1,680 km/h in an atmosphere — almost 40 percent faster than a former standard TIE Fighter. With tractor beam recharge power (see below) redirected to the engines, the top speed could be increased to 180 MGLT in a dash.
In addition to the main thrusters located in the aft section, the TIE Escort's triple wing design allowed for three arrays of maneuvering jets and it featured an advanced F-s5x flight avionics system to process the pilot's instructions. Production models received a class 2, ND9 hyperdrive motivator, modified from the version developed for the TIE Avenger. The TIE/E also carried a Sienar N-s6 Navcon navigation computer with a ten-jump memory.

Special equipment included a small tractor beam projector, originally developed for the TIE Avenger, which could be easily fitted to the voluminous TIE Escort. Models produced by Ysanne Isard's production facility regularly carried such tractor beams and the technology found other uses, such as towing other damaged starfighters until they could achieve the required velocity to enter hyperspace. The tractor beam had limited range and could only be used for a short time before stopping to recharge, but it added new tactics, too. For instance, the beam allowed the TIE/E crews to temporarily inhibit the mobility of enemy fighters, making it easier to target them with the ship's other weapon systems, or prevent enemies from clear shots.


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


The TIE Escort’s weapons systems were primarily designed to engage bigger ships and armored or shielded targets, like armed freighters frequently used by the Alliance. Thanks to its complex weapon and sensor suite, it could also engage multiple enemy fighters at once. The sensors also allowed an effective attack of ground targets, so that atmospheric bombing was a potential mission for the TIE/E, too.

The TIE Escort Fighter carried a formidable array of weaponry in two modular weapon bays that were mounted alongside the lower cabin. In standard configuration, the TIE/E had two L-s9.3 laser cannons and two NK-3 ion cannons. The laser and ion cannons could be set to fire separately or, if concentrated power was required, to fire-linked in either pairs or as a quartet.
The ship also featured two M-g-2 general-purpose warhead launchers, each of which could be equipped with a standard load of three proton torpedoes or four concussion missiles. Depending on the mission profile, the ship could be fitted with alternative warheads such as proton rockets, proton bombs, or magnetic pulse warheads.
Additionally, external stores could be carried under the fuselage, which included a conformal sensor pallet for reconnaissance missions or a cargo bay with a capacity for 500 kg (1.100 lb).



1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


The ship's defenses were provided by a pair of forward and rear projecting Novaldex deflector shield generators—another advantage over former standard TIE models. The shields were designed to recharge more rapidly than in previous Imperial fighters and were nearly as powerful as those found on capital ships, so that the TIE/E could engage other ships head-on with a very high survivability. The fighters were not equipped with particle shields, though, relying on the reinforced titanium hull to absorb impacts from matter. Its hull and wings were among the strongest of any TIE series Starfighter yet.

The advanced starfighter attracted the attention of several other factions, and the Empire struggled to prevent the spread of the technology. The ship's high cost, together with political factors, kept it from achieving widespread use in the Empire, though, and units were assigned only to the most elite crews.

The TIE/E played a central role in the Empire's campaign against rogue Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin, and mixed Defender and Escort units participated in several other battles, including the Battle of Endor. The TIE Escort continued to see limited use by the Imperial Remnant up to at least 44 ABY, and was involved in numerous conflicts, including the Yuuzhan Vong War.





1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:50 Sienar Fleet Systems “TIE/E” Escort Fighter, "801", based on board of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer ‘Vehement’ during the Battle of Endor (Whif/kitbashing)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr



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Re: 1:50 Star Wars 'TIE/E' Escort Fighter (Whif/Kitbashing)
« Antwort #1 am: 20. August 2017, 17:18:11 »
Sehr gelungenes Design! Sieht richtig tödlich aus!  :respekt:

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Re: 1:50 Star Wars 'TIE/E' Escort Fighter (Whif/Kitbashing)
« Antwort #2 am: 20. August 2017, 17:19:52 »
Ja, sieht gut aus.  :thumbup: Das Cockpit fügt sich wunderbar in das Design ein. Gute Arbeit.
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Re: 1:50 Star Wars 'TIE/E' Escort Fighter (Whif/Kitbashing)
« Antwort #3 am: 21. August 2017, 16:17:25 »
Der Rote Rahmen ist wirklich etwas auffallend,

Gelungenes Kitbash, sehr schönes Design. Das Bild, wo sie aus dem Hangar kommt, ist der Oberknaller  :respekt:

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Re: 1:50 Star Wars 'TIE/E' Escort Fighter (Whif/Kitbashing)
« Antwort #4 am: 21. August 2017, 16:21:03 »
Haha sehr cool!  :respekt:
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Re: 1:50 Star Wars 'TIE/E' Escort Fighter (Whif/Kitbashing)
« Antwort #5 am: 28. August 2017, 15:45:02 »
Der siehr ja mal KLASSE aus!!  :thumbup: :thumbup:
Schöne Details und "spacige" Form. Den würde ich glatt mal malen wollen ;-)
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Re: 1:50 Star Wars 'TIE/E' Escort Fighter (Whif/Kitbashing)
« Antwort #6 am: 29. August 2017, 13:47:34 »
He he, vielen Dank. Würde mich freuen.

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Re: 1:50 Star Wars 'TIE/E' Escort Fighter (Whif/Kitbashing)
« Antwort #7 am: 29. August 2017, 14:50:00 »
Ob ich jetzt hier oder auf Flickr schreibe, ist ja egal...
Freut mich jedenfalls, dass Du einem Gemäldeprojekt nicht abgeneigt bist!! Super! Jetzt muss nur noch die passende Idee für einen Bildhintergrund in meinem Gehirn eintrudeln ;-)
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Re: 1:50 Star Wars 'TIE/E' Escort Fighter (Whif/Kitbashing)
« Antwort #8 am: 30. August 2017, 08:54:03 »
Ja, der hat was  :thumbup:
Das dickere Cockpit passt optisch super zum Design.
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Re: 1:50 Star Wars 'TIE/E' Escort Fighter (Whif/Kitbashing)
« Antwort #9 am: 31. August 2017, 06:01:51 »
Das Design gefällt mir. Passt alles gut zusammen.  :thumbup:

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Re: 1:50 Star Wars 'TIE/E' Escort Fighter (Whif/Kitbashing)
« Antwort #10 am: 31. August 2017, 18:30:16 »
sehr  8) teilchen gefällt mir sehr  :respekt:  :thumbup: