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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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quidpriss Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Reminds me of prince xizors virago
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Actually a source of inspiration for this.
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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.
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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: magyareagle.deviantart.com/art…
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.
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DalekOfBorg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Neat little ship! I think config B (wings folded back) would allow it to land.
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
You're absolutely right on that one :D
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Cyril-Levallois Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
cool TIE, but,
where is the Exit of the cockpit ?  =S
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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.
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CharTeam Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
these are just too cool
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Thank you!
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