TX-130 Saber-class Fighter Tank (PC)

Rothana Heavy Engineering TX-130 Saber-Class Fighter Tank

Huge Ground Vehicle (Speeder)
Init +[pilot's +2]; Senses Perception +[crew's]

Defenses Ref 171 (flat-footed 131), Fort 21; +5 armor
hp 120; DR 5; SR 5; Threshold 31

Speed 8 squares2 (max velocity 200 km/h2)
Ranged dual heavy laser cannon +[pilot's BAB +4] (see below) and
Ranged twin medium laser cannons +[gunner/copilot's BAB +2] (see below) or
Ranged missile launcher +[gunner/copilot's BAB +2] (see below)
Fighting Space 3x3; Cover total (crew), +5 (composite beam gunner)
Base Atk +pilot's; Grp +pilot's BAB +21
Atk Options autofire (twin medium laser cannon)
Special Actions Battlefield Effects

Abilities Str 33, Dex 18, Con -, Int 14
Skills Initiative +[pilot's +2]3, Mechanics +crew's4, Perception +crew's, Pilot +[pilot's +2], Use Computers +crew's4


Crew 2 or 1 plus Astromech Droid (PCs/NPCs); Passengers 2
Cargo 750 kg; Consumables 1 day; Carried Craft none
Payload 16 missiles
Availability military; Cost not available for sale

Dual Heavy Laser Cannons, fire-linked (front) (pilot)
Atk +[pilot's BAB +4]; Dmg 6d10+[1/2 heroic level]x2

Laser Cannons (front turret) (copilot/gunner)
Atk +[copilot/gunner's BAB +2] (+[copilot/gunner's BAB -3] autofire); Dmg 5d10+[1/2 heroic level]

Missile Launcher (front) (copilot/gunner)
Atk +[copilot/gunner's BAB +2]; Dmg 8d6+[1/2 heroic level]

1 Add pilot's character level if higher than 5 instead of armor bonus.
2 As a swift action the pilot can rerout all power to the engines increasing the speed to 12 squares (Max Velocity 520 k/h) but losing power to all weapon systems.
3 May use Pilot skill instead of Initiative skill if trained.
4 If the ship has an Astromech Droid, use its Skill modifiers instead.^^

The TX-130 Saber-class fighter tank, simply known as the TX-130, the Saber fighter tank, or the Saber, was a light, quick-strike repulsortank used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars and later the Galactic Empire and Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Imperial Era.

The TX-130 can be crewed by a pilot and a copilot who also serves as a gunner, or the copilot can be replaced by an astromech droid.

It was designed to serve as a counter to the Trade Federation's versatile AAT-1s, but without the inherent "Lowest-Bidder" design flaws. Often piloted by Jedi in the field, the TX-130 is small enough to provide enemies with a difficult target while simultaneously being armed well enough that it can launch a devastating counterattack- and quickly get back out of range.

The TX-130 was designed to provide infantry support, engage light enemy armor, and escort allied forces. TX-130 used its mix of versatile weapons to give the Republic Military and Jedi officers tactical flexibility. They were also used for anti-armor and anti-fortification roles with their heavier armament. A group of TX-130 Saber-class fighter tanks was referred to as a squadron, while a larger group was referred to as a platoon.

The TX-130 is considered quick and nimble for an armored fighting vehicle, and is able to enter a fight quickly, give significant damage, and escape unharmed. In that capacity, it was sometimes compared to the Delta-7 Aethersprite-class starfighter.

The missiles used by the Saber Tank are propelled thermal detonators.

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