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TX-130 Saber-class fighter tank
Production information
Manufacturer

Rothana Heavy Engineering[1]

Product line

Saber-class assault tank[1]

Model

TX-130 Saber-class fighter tank[2]

Class

Speeder[2]

Technical specifications
Length

8.2 meters[2]

Width

3.05 meters

Height/depth

2.3 meters

Maximum speed

320 km/h[2]

Shielding

Exo-Shell 3 Shield Projectors (2)

Armament
Crew
Passengers

2[2]

Cargo capacity

750 kg[2]

Consumables

1 day[3]

Usage
Availability

Military[3]

Role(s)

Armored cavalry

Year introduced

22 BBY

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

The TX-130 Saber-class fighter tank, otherwise known as the IFT-X or Republic fighter tank, was a maneuverable, fast-attack tank used by the Jedi and their clone forces during the Clone Wars.

Contents

Features

A cut-away view of a TX-130.

It was equipped with twin laser cannons and a large payload of concussion missiles. Some models had a beam cannon turret on top. With a limited speed boost, Jedi pilots could remove themselves from tight combat situations, and then use the TX-130S's powerful optical zoom on the main turret to eliminate vehicles and personnel from a safe distance. Some were also equipped with an onboard R2 unit.

The TX-130S was sometimes referred to as the "Jedi starfighter of the ground." The versatile fighter tank saw action on planets such as Geonosis, Rhen Var, Raxus Prime, Thule, and Saleucami. Many notable Jedi piloted fighter tanks during the Clone Wars, including Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Luminara Unduli, and Ki-Adi-Mundi who used the Force and superior skills to get the best out of these maneuverable craft. In the hands of these Jedi, these tanks proved a match for many Separatist armored vehicles.

Models were later refitted with a top-mounted turret capable of rotating 360 degrees manned by a gunner and armed with a composite continuous beam cannon.

The tank was phased out of service shortly after the proclamation of the Galactic Empire, and was replaced by stronger variants, such as the TX-130T fighter tank and the 2-M repulsor tank. However, production continued in secret, with several hundred models being sold to the Rebel Alliance.

Appearances

  • Boba Fett: Crossfire (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars game
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Always count your clones before take-off (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars Republic: The Siege of Saleucami
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novel
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3  Saber-class fighter tank in the Databank
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12  Republic Fighter Tank on Wizards.com (article)
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
The wreck of a Saber-class tank during the Siege of Saleucami.
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