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TIE HIMAT Wing Configs by MagyarEagle TIE HIMAT Wing Configs by MagyarEagle
Shortly after the reemergence of the Nabataean Sith, and amidst the chaos following the Vong War, Maarek Stele set out to design a fighter that would embody his personal philosophy of a space superiority fighter.

One of the key features of the TIE HIMAT was its unique variable wing system, which allowed unprecedented changes to the configuration of the fighter mid flight. The ability of the fighter to radically shift its profile and appearance in mid flight had a significant impact beyond the immediate advantages it provided in maneuverability. The constantly shifting nature of the fighter proved to have a significant psychological effect on opposing pilots.

Depicted here are 3 commonly used wing configurations.

Config A, at top left, was primarily used for Atmospheric combat and was designed to increase the aerodynamic properties of the fighter.

Config B, at top right, was generally used to reduce target profile and as a segue into other configurations.

Config C, at bottom, was used primarily for boosting speed at the expense of maneuverability, using the maneuvering thrusters to contribute to the overall speed. This setting was also the primary storage configuration of the fighter.
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Lyriato Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Sputnik :)
quidpriss Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Reminds me of prince xizors virago
James-Polymer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
This is the fighter Prince Xizor wishes he could own. Cool Glasses 

...or rather, what he would wish he could own. Seeing as his existence just got tossed down the drain by Disney and all. MSN Eye Twitch  No I'm not still bitter about that, why do you ask?

Seriously, though, fantastic work on this piece. ^^
MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Actually a source of inspiration for this.
Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Wow, it has wings that change shape. It seems like they took some inspiration from the X-wings.
MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
It was subconscious on my part, but almost certainly. When I modeled it, I initially had the wings in the position shown here:…
Which indeed bears similarity to them.
I actually am going to remake the ships since the original meshes were lost in the great hard drive crash 2 years ago.
DalekOfBorg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Neat little ship! I think config B (wings folded back) would allow it to land.
MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
You're absolutely right on that one :D
Cyril-Levallois Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
cool TIE, but,
where is the Exit of the cockpit ?  =S
MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Cockpit door folds out forward :) I really makes me regret loosing the source file due to a hard disk crash, as there is so much more detailing I would love to have done.
CharTeam Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
these are just too cool
MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Thank you!
Spacer176 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
While the design is nice, I eespecially like that the name sounds like "Tiamat", which I guess could be fitting.
MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Lol, that's a hilarious coincidence that I hadn't considered. The ship was named after the Rockwell HiMAT test aircraft. But you're absolutely right, it fits!
Spacer176 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
A very happy coincidence then.
EbolaBearSoda Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Configuration B wouldn't reduce the profile unless the wings are some how reducing the ability of detection systems to track and identify the vehicle.

But I do like the design,although it's too small to be a superiority fighter.

Where are the guns?
MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
The guns are located on the top, bottom and left/right sides of the cockpit, The primary armament being the 4 blaster cannons located on the left and right sides. They are the boxes that protrude from the frame. You are right that it wouldn't reduce target profile, but I also imagined it as activating ECM measures if installed in that particular config. I would think though that compared to the primary wing config, as seen in this image: [link] it would present a smaller profile from the rear.

Thanks for your comment! I love hearing your opinions :)
FrostLupus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet. I like to see what they could do against my custom Ties.
TheAkumaSlayer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
was this made in maya?
me-Kail Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student
I am in love. Good job!
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Looks great.
Hidden-Traveler Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Very nice. May have to barrow them for an RP some time.
tpexr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student General Artist
wow that some innovative wing configurations :D
Utao Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Nagyon jó ötlet, nekem tetszik ez az újszerű szárnydizájn.
BlackandBluePsalm Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Kick ass tie fighter
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This just gets better! Great concept.
TheNaturaGrafic Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
veri nice mate!!
good textures
HaroldPotter Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, I like this. A very neat design. Though I'm worried about how strong the wing mounts would have to be to support those wings under combat conditions.
ichibon1018 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
It seems to me that the Config A's top wings aren't very aerodynamic. If they looked like either C or B's config it would look more believable. Otherwise very nice.
Garm-r Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice you should be proud ^^

Both the modeling and textures are perfect
DissonantRequiem Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
I always tend to say it as "TIAMAT" - was this on purpose? :P
Overridesnumber1fan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
I love your TIE HIMAT!:D
Archon171 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
realy nice :)
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