TIE/IT Interdictor starfighter

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TIE IT Interdictor starfighter
TIE/IT Interdictor starfighter
Production information

Sienar Fleet Systems[1]

Product line

TIE Series[2][1]


Twin Ion Engine/IT Interdictor[1]




253,000 credits[1]

Technical specifications

Engine unit(s)

SFS twin ion engines

Hyperdrive rating




Navigation system



Pilot (1)[1]




2 days[1]


Heavy[1] space/planetary bomber[2]


Rebellion era[2][1]


Galactic Empire[2][1]

The TIE/IT Interdictor starfighter, also known as the Advanced TIE Bomber, was a heavy bomber in service to the Galactic Empire.


The Galactic Empire's TIE Interdictor bomber had wings and a command module which were nearly identical to those found on a TIE/sa bomber. However, the command module was flanked by two twin ordnance pods, for a total of four pods.[2]

The ship was piloted by one individual, and was equipped with shields. The armor was stronger than other TIE models, but the craft does not include a hyperdrive. The TIE Interdictor was armed with linked light laser cannons and ordinance pods, able to carry concussion missiles or proton torpedos, and twin linked versions of the TIE/sa bomber's proton bomb bays.[1]


The TIE Interdictors were used by the Empire during the Galactic Civil War.[2] The Interdictor was developed as an advanced TIE model following the Battle of Yavin. The craft was to be used in assault missions where Star Destroyers could not venture, and have earned an effective reputation as they hunt Rebel bases.[1]

Three of them attacked the Rebel's Massassi Station during the evacuation of Yavin, although they were destroyed by concussive charges placed by General Jan Dodonna.[2]

During the attack on Cloud City[2] in 3 ABY,[3] eight bombers were sent in as support units to occupy the city.[2]

Several months later, at least one TIE Interdictor was still present along with other Imperial forces at a Kessel Detention Center. The Detention Centers were subsequently liberated by Wookiee forces. [2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Few technical details are provided for this craft in its only appearance, the 2001 video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds. Most of what is known is based on extrapolation from its physical structure and similarity to the TIE Bomber.

Three of them are provided to the player at the beginning of the Galactic Empire's non-canonical Battle of Endor mission.

The model's history was expanded upon in Fantasy Flight Games' 2014 Roleplaying game sourcebook Stay on Target.



Notes and referencesEdit

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