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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
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.
Cyril-Levallois Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
cool TIE, but,
where is the Exit of the cockpit ?  =S
CharTeam Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
these are just too cool
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.
EbolaBearVomit 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 :)
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