The Forgotten Brilliance of the TX-130 Republic Tank

The Forgotten Brilliance of the TX-130 Republic Tank

The TX-130 Saber-class fighter tank, also known as the Republic Fighter Tank, was a light, quick-strike repulsortank manufactured by Rothana Heavy Engineering and used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars and later the Galactic Empire and Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Imperial Era. It was equipped with two heavy laser cannons, two ordnance launchers, and a turret located on the top.

The TX-130 tank was designed to provide infantry support, engage light enemy armor, and escort allied forces. TX-130 used their mix of versatile weapons to give their 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 another sized group was referred to as a platoon. The TX-130 was designed with the tactical flexibility of a starfighter, making it swift and agile.