The TIE/rb heavy starfighter, also known as the heavy TIE fighter and TIE brute, was a variant of the TIE line starfighters used by the Galactic Empire, distinguished by its extra pod housing more powerful laser cannons. Like all TIE models, they were manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems, and featured twin ion engines and solar collector panels. Some time before the Battle of Yavin, one such fighter was deployed to chase the starship Millennium Falcon. It was the last surviving TIE Fighter pursuing the Falcon until Han Solo used a maneuver he learned from a street racer on Corellia, causing the TIE/rb to crash.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
- The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story
- (First identified as TIE/rb heavy starfighter)