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TIE Experimental M5
Production information
Manufacturer

Sienar Fleet Systems

Product line

TIE series Experimental

Model

Twin Ion Engine Experimental M5 (T/e5)

Class

Starfighter

Technical specifications
Length

10 meters

MGLT

132 MGLT

Engine unit(s)
Hyperdrive system

Equipped

Shielding

Optional (20 SBD)

Hull

Titanium alloy hull (11 RU)

Navigation system

None (slaved to control ship)

Armament

Laser cannons (2)

Crew

Remote control system

Passengers

None

Usage
Role(s)

Space superiority fighter

Era(s)

Rebellion era

Affiliation

Galactic Empire

"Looks like the Imperials welded an engine booster pack to a simple TIE fighter. Wow, can that thing move!"
Rebel pilot Gwen Habbert[src]

The TIE Experimental M5, also known as the TIE Booster, 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 M5 was essentially a standard TIE/LN starfighter, but with a large booster engine attached to the aft of the fighter.

The fighter, thanks to the booster, was much faster than the standard TIE/LN, but its maneuverability was slightly lower. Like the other TIE Experimentals, the M5 was remotely controlled by a modified Beta-class ETR-3 escort transport. The fighter was equipped with a hyperdrive, which was slaved to remote systems in the control ship. Many TIE M5's also had shield generators added with no discernable loss of performance.

HistoryEdit

Rebel forces first encountered the M5 when the Empire executed a retaliatory strike against the cruiser Liberty. They were also present at the main TIE Experimental research facility, defending the hangar ship Sardis and space station Obsidian.

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

AppearancesEdit


TIE Experimental starfighter variants
TIE Experimental M1 · TIE Experimental M2 · TIE Experimental M3 · TIE Experimental M4 · TIE Experimental M5
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