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"There might have been some trouble with the pre-launch check list, the crews aren't used to dealing with the hyperdrives on these new TIE scouts."
"If so, it's a deficiency they need to correct. Launch practice, Captain, beginning now. Please see to it personally."
Captain Dagon Niriz and Admiral Thrawn[src]

The TIE/sr starfighter, or TIE scout, was a limited production TIE Series starfighter used by the Galactic Empire as a scout and light reconnaissance vessel. It was one of the many TIE variants in service during the Galactic Civil War.

CharacteristicsEdit

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A TIE scout traveling through hyperspace

At 24 meters long, the TIE/sr was one of the largest TIE variants, and it was distinctive in appearance, with a tall, elongated main fuselage behind the cockpit, flanked by large, bent-wing solar panels. Although slow and not very maneuverable by starfighter standards, neither heavily armored nor heavily armed, it boasted an impressive suite of com-scan equipment, and its enlarged hull could accommodate a crew of up to three, sometimes including a second pilot.

The most notable feature of the TIE scout was that it carried the most capable hyperdrive of any TIE variant. In contrast to the TIE/rc starfighter and TIE Vanguard fighters, which were capable of only sublight reconnaissance ahead of their carrier, the TIE scout could undertake extended lightspeed missions without being at the mercy of a capital ship, like most other TIE models.

It was also capable of making a sensor ping that could reveal unseen enemies.

The TIE scout proved to be too expensive for mass production.

Civilian modelEdit

Unlike most other TIE designs, the TIE scout also had a civilian variant, the Lone Scout-A, designed as an exploration vessel and armed with a single chin-mounted cannon. This variant could carry three passengers and supplies for up to a year, and boasted a cargo capacity comparing favorably with many light freighters: up to 60 cubic meters by volume, or 150 metric tons by weight. Since the Lone Scout-A had shields, the design was still used by the Imperial Navy, as the TIE scout was in need of supplementary designs.

HistoryEdit

CCG Limited Premier

A TIE scout.

Several TIE scouts were carried aboard Thrawn's flagship, Admonitor, when he was posted to the Unknown Regions. They may have been design ancestors of the similarly-sized TIE-variant scout ships later used by Household Phalanx pilots based at the Hand of Thrawn.

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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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