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The TIE Vanguard was a variant of the TIE/rc starfighter reconnaissance craft. Like the TIE/rc, it was a short-range ship based on the common TIE/LN starfighter concept.

CharacteristicsEdit

The physical differences between the TIE Vanguard and other TIE series starfighters were greater than those of the TIE/rc. Several large antennae connected to sensor arrays and communications equipment protruded from the cockpit ball, and the upper section of each Quadanium alloy solar ionization panel was shortened and swept outwards to reduce interference with the dorsal scanners.

As with the TIE/rc, weaponry consisted of a sole laser cannon that was placed on the chin of the cockpit ball; however, unlike its predecessor, the Vanguard was protected by limited shielding, thus enabling it to better protect any intelligence and other data that it had gathered.

HistoryEdit

The Vanguard was designed to perform scouting and intelligence-gathering missions, and was often deployed by Imperial forces in order to obtain information on enemy warship or fleet movements prior to a full fleet engagement. The type saw service with the Imperial Navy as early as the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY.

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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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