The V-38 "TIE Phantom" is a starfighter seen in the Star Wars universe.
The V-38 "TIE Phantom" is a prototype TIE equipped with a new and dangerous technology; a stygian crystal cloaking device. This cloaking device technology was first used on the "Sith Infiltrator" used by Darth Maul during his search for Queen Padme Amidala. The cloaking device is powered by stygian crystals, as it implies, and can be used to attack other ships unseen. They have to decloak though, but they can still get the jump on their enemy. It is armed with 3 laser cannons mounted on 3 wings, and 2 body mounted laser cannons. It has to have two pilots for operation.
The TIE Phantom was first deployed after the Rebel Alliance deployed the B-Wing, and destroyed 3 X-Wings in a demonstration. The YT-1300 freighter Corellia Star was able to find out about the TIE Phantom, but was captured trying to return to the Rebel Fleet. 2 B-Wings were sent to investigate, but only one pilot (callsign "Rookie One") survived. He found the Corellia Star and piloted it out of Imperial hands. The TIE Phantom was deployed again when an Imperial mining facility was destroyed. It destroyed 2 out of 3 X-Wings, but Rookie One again survived. The X-Wing's flight recorder showed the capabilities of the TIE Phantom, and prempted Admiral Ackbar to launch an operation to destroy the SSD Terror, the production facility for the TIE Phantoms. Rookie One and another pilot was able to steal a TIE Phantom and destroy the Terror. The TIE Phantom was taken back to the Rebel Fleet, but self-destructed before any secrets could be revealed.