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TIE Experimental M2
Production information
Manufacturer

Sienar Fleet Systems[1]

Designer

TIE Experimental Project under Director Lenzer[1]

Product line

TIE series[1]

Model

Twin Ion Engine Experimental M2 (T/e2)[1]

Class

Starfighter[1]

Cost

Not available for sale[2]

Technical specifications
Length

6.3 meters[1]

Maximum acceleration

18 MGLT/sec[1]

MGLT

100 MGLT[1]

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

1,200 km/h[2]

Maneuverability rating

92 DPF[1]

Engine unit(s)

Twin ion engines[1]

Hyperdrive system

Equipped[1]

Shielding

Optional (20 SBD)[1]

Hull

Titanium alloy hull (10 RU)[1]

Navigation system

None (slaved to control ship)[1]

Armament

Turbolaser turrets (2)[1]

Crew

Remote control system[1]

Passengers

None[2]

Cargo capacity

65 kilograms[2]

Usage
Availability

Military[2]

Role(s)

Experimental assault fighter[1]

Year introduced

3 ABY[1]

Retired

Apparently 3 ABY[1]

Era(s)

Rebellion era[1]

Affiliation

Galactic Empire[1]

The TIE Experimental M2, also known as the TIE BigGun, was an experimental member of the TIE series and a part of the TIE Experimental Project.

CharacteristicsEdit

One of the starfighters built by an Imperial research project led by Director Lenzer under the command of Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin, the M2 was essentially a standard TIE/LN starfighter but with the original chin-mounted laser cannons removed and a pair of turbolaser turrets mounted on the outer wing hubs.[1]

The fighter was roughly as fast as the standard TIE/LN, but its maneuverability was slightly lower. Like the other TIE Experimentals, the M2 was remotely controlled by a modified Beta-class ETR-3 escort transport.[1]

HistoryEdit

The Alliance initially encountered the M2 when a B-wing starfighter group patrolled too close to one of their bases. Little is known about this incident, which may indicate the total destruction of the B-wing group. In order to gain more intelligence on the remote-controlled TIE project, Admiral Yamarus ordered a decoy convoy of Mobquet medium transports and Z-95 Headhunters to draw out the Experimentals and their control craft.[1]

The lure was successful, and the Z-95's, armed with experimental ion pulse warheads, managed to disable or destroy the entire Imperial attack force. The TIEs were examined in detail, but the life-support systems on the control craft were rigged to malfunction as soon as the transports were disabled.[1]

Shortly thereafter, the Alliance gained intelligence that led them to the main TIE Experimental production facility, and the M2s were among the fighter screen defending the hangar ship Sardis and space station Obsidian.[1]

After the destruction of space platform Obsidian, no TIE Experimental fighters were seen again.[1]

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Starhunter · Super TIE · Predator-class fighter · Neutralizer-class bomber · Shadow Squadron TIE starfighter
Experimental starfighters
TIE Experimental M1 · TIE Experimental M2 · TIE Experimental M3 · TIE Experimental M4 · TIE Experimental M5
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Advanced Project ship · Aleph-class starfighter · Lone Scout-A · Nssis-class Clawcraft
TIE Reconnaissance Fighter · TIE/rpt starfighter · TIE stealth
Non-starfighter models
Century tank · TIE ap-1 · TIE fighter boat · Lancet Aerial Artillery
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TIE Experimental starfighter variants
TIE Experimental M1 · TIE Experimental M2 · TIE Experimental M3 · TIE Experimental M4 · TIE Experimental M5
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