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X-Wing: Alliance Upgrade Project



These opt's where created for the X-Wing Alliance Upgrade project in a attempt to visually enhance the craft in the X-Wing: Alliance game.
Though you can download them here, you can also download them from XWAUP.

All of the Experimental TIE's are set to non flyable, but can easily be enabled using either BHE or MXvTED, each craft have pre-set POV setting's for the default 800x600 resolution.
 
TIE Experimental M1 Bizarro
Model by: Darksaber
Textures by: Decoy
Additional Textures by: Darksaber
Opted by: Darksaber
Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Experimental M1 Bizarro v2

Brief encounters with this starfighter revealed its exceptional speed and manoeuvrability. Unfortunately, a powerful turbolaser cannon was also discovered.

Believed to be developed under the supervision of Admiral Zaarin as prototypes in a program involving fighter drones.

The first encounter of this starfighter was in the Vilonis Sector where several cargo craft were mysteriously disappearing. In the following few months, with the few distress calls that where received spoke of swarms of strange spacecraft descending upon their helpless freighters. When our fighters responded, it is too late. All they found remaining of the convoy was burning debris. Civilian traffic has come to a standstill as commercial vessels were afraid of meeting a similar fate.

This starfighter nicknamed the "Bizarro" has a single solar collector wing and twin pods, the port pod holds the pilot's compartment. starboard pod contains a turbo laser and power generators.
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TIE Experimental M2 BigGun
Model by: Darksaber
Textures by: Decoy
Additional Textures by: Darksaber
Opted by: Darksaber
Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Experimental M2 BigGun v2

This experimental model, and its twin wing-mounted laser turrets, came as a deadly surprise to a B-Wing group patrolling too close to an Imperial base.

Believed to be developed under the supervision of Admiral Zaarin as prototypes in a program involving fighter drones.

After the attacks in the Vilonis Sector, Rebel fighters where ordered to escort several mock cargo vessels in order to lure out these experimental TIE's into and engagement. The objective was to disable as many of these prototypes as possible.

Looking more like a standard TIE Fighter than a experimental design, the TIE BigGun has two laser turrets mounted on the wing hubs.
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TIE Experimental M3 Warhead
Model by: Darksaber
Textures by: Decoy
Additional Textures by: Darksaber
Opted by: Darksaber
Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Experimental M3 Warhead v2

Note: This patch now includes the TIE Warhead MK2 which has Quad Lasers resembling the TIE Interceptor, you can select one or the other but not both.

An X-Wing squadron was severely crippled by this new TIE starfighter. Its heavy missile armament far exceeded anything encountered before.

Believed to be developed under the supervision of Admiral Zaarin as prototypes in a program involving fighter drones.

Alliance fighters conducted a commando raid on an Imperial production facility in orbit over the planet Nomlis III in the Kurdin system used to construct these experimental starfighters, these TIEs were remote-controlled by pilots aboard the modified ETRs.

At first glance this TIE looks like a ordinary TIE Interceptor, but with one disadvantage this TIE has twin missile pods attached to the wing hubs.
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TIE Experimental M4 Bomb
Model by: Darksaber
Textures by: Decoy
Additional Textures by: Darksaber
Opted by: Darksaber
Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Experimental M4 Bomb v2

Apparently, this craft was not designed as a starfighter, but rather as a guided space bomb. Its incredible speed makes it very difficult to evade.

Believed to be developed under the supervision of Admiral Zaarin as prototypes in a program involving fighter drones.

Following the commando raid on the production facility, the CRS Liberty was attacked by Imperial prototype starfighters taking devastating damage from these suicidal fighter, faster and hard to evade these were a formidable craft.
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TIE Experimental M5 Booster
Model by: Darksaber
Textures by: Decoy
Additional Textures by: Darksaber
Opted by: Darksaber
Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Experimental M5 Booster v2

Pilot Gwen Habbert (MIA) reported: "Looks like the Imperials welded an engine booster pack to a simple TIE fighter. Wow, can that thing move!"

Believed to be developed under the supervision of Admiral Zaarin as prototypes in a program involving fighter drones.

The data from the production facility was decoded. It was found that the Rebels were correct in there assumptions. The Imperials were indeed conducting research into new starfighter designs. The project was headed by Director Lenzer. Apparently, Lenzer was attempting to gather statistics on human pilot flying techniques, specifically in combat situations. With this information, he intended to program an artificial intelligence capable of piloting fully automated fighters.

Imagine squadrons of disposable fighters operating continuously. No fatigue, minimal maintenance, and all completely loyal to the Emperor. Rebel experts thought if the Imperials were allowed to continue with this program, they may very well achieve their goal. This would pose a serious threat to the survival of the Rebellion. Agents inside the Empire uncovered information on this project, often at the cost of their lives, they found very little. Intelligence assumed this project to be so highly classified that only a few individuals within the Empire are even aware of it existence. There was no record of the production facility or of Lenzer's orders.

Recon flights located the main research facility which served as the staging ground for the prototype starfighter program. An experimental command and control vessel, served as a mobile base for the prototypes, was also operational in the area. All Imperial targets were eradicated putting a conclusive end to this Director Lezner's scheme and abandoning all research involving remote-controlled TIE's.
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