Scimitar assault bomber

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The Scimitar assault bomber was an advanced starfighter/bomber based on TIE Series technology. It was used by the Galactic Empire.


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Scimitar schematics.

The Scimitar assault bomber had a single elongated body, and the pilot and gunner sat in a forward, shaped module which could eject from the craft and serve as an escape pod. The fuselage was supported by two large elongated array wings on either side. Interlocked repulsorlift thrusters provided it with additional maneuverability.

In space, the Scimitar assault bomber was faster than any TIE Bomber, and, in planetary atmospheres, it could travel at 1,150 km per hour, with its dive-bombing speed an additional 100 km per hour faster.

It was 13.8 meters long, and thus longer than the standard TIE/LN starfighter. Its weapons included two laser cannons, concussion missile launchers, and chutes for thermal detonators and proton grenades. However, instead of two ion engines, it only had one, thus the lack of the prefix TIE. It was designed to bomb planets into submission.


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A Scimitar cockpit module escape pod.

During Grand Admiral Thrawn's campaign to retake the Core Worlds from the New Republic, the Scimitar assault bombers were developed as a new generation of TIE/sa bombers. Before this, some Imperial generals employed a TIE bomber type very similar to the Scimitar.[source?]

Kir Kanos used a Scimitar to destroy Emperor's Revenge above Yinchorr. He programmed a service droid to self-destruct the bomber in the Star Destroyer's hangar bay, killing everyone aboard the warship.

The ships were also used during the Yuuzhan Vong War. A full squadron was considered one of the elite Galactic Alliance squadrons by the time of the war's final battle over Coruscant.

Scimitar bombers formed part of the starfighter element of Admiral Natasi Daala's Maw Irregular Fleet at the Second Battle of Fondor.




A Scimitar assault bomber.

Notes and referencesEdit

TIE Series
Galactic Empire starfighters
T.I.E. starfighter · TIE starfighter · TIE/LN starfighter (Light Duty) · Super TIE · TIE/IN interceptor (Emperor's Royal Guard)
TIE Advanced v1 · TIE Advanced x1 (Modified) · TIE/x2 starfighter · TIE/x3 starfighter · TIE/ad starfighter
TIE/fc starfighter · TIE/rc starfighter · TIE Vanguard · TIE/sr starfighter
TIE/gt starfighter · TIE/sa bomber · TIE Heavy Bomber · TIE/IT Interdictor starfighter
TIE/sh VIP shuttle · TIE/br boarding shuttle · TIE lander · Shadow Squadron TIE starfighter
TIE Hunter · TIE/AG Aggressor starfighter · TIE/ph phantom · TIE/D Defender (Prototype) · TIE/D automated starfighter · TIE Oppressor · TIE Sentinel
Experimental starfighters
TIE Experimental M1 · TIE Experimental M2 · TIE Experimental M3 · TIE Experimental M4 · TIE Experimental M5
Non-First Galactic Empire starfighters
Advanced Project ship · Aleph-class starfighter · Lone Scout-A · Nssis-class Clawcraft
TIE Reconnaissance Fighter · TIE/rpt starfighter · TIE stealth · Starhunter · Predator-class fighter · Neutralizer-class bomber
First Order starfighters
TIE/fo space superiority fighter · TIE/sf space superiority fighter
Non-starfighter models
Century tank · TIE ap-1 · TIE fighter boat · Lancet Aerial Artillery

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