Darth Trepid's interceptor during and slightly after the GCW period.
About this creation
First named "Trepid TIE fighter Old Republic Style", the TIE Phobius takes design elements of the old Sith Fighters and pairs it with modern TIE design. It is named after Darth Trepid's one time love interest back thousands of years ago. While mostly devoid of sentimentalism, he made an exception here because Darth Phobius loved her interceptors, up until the point when Darth Trepid killed her. Also her name corresponded with his naming convention for that era, synonyms of Fear.
The TIE Phobius features heavier engines than the rest of the Trepid TIE line, though a smaller shield generator. Also, while it can be equipped with a hyperdrive sled, it does not have a hyperdrive installed. Though it would have been easy to include, Trepid thought it would be better to leave it out so as to make this fighter as fast and maneuverable as possible.
It also sports heavier canons on it's wings, mainly so that when it fires lower power shots for speed they will still be the same power per shot as the smaller cannons. It also still has the under cockpit canons, usually on this model the under canons are ion canons to disable vessels.
Now with this model I worked on the wings a little and ended up upgrading the design, which I will go back and probably upgrade the earlier fighters with the upgraded modeling.
Next I may make his next era of fighters which utilize Vong bio-tech incorporated with regular artificial tech.
Now while this fighter won't be, the other fighters in the line up will be featured in the Way of the Force series. Of which if you haven't seen the Tau-class Shuttle, as it's gotten very few views, I'm looking for people who might be willing to co-op the buildings with me. Let me know in the comments if you're interested.