TIE ap-1

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TIE ap-1
Production information

Santhe/Sienar Technologies[1]

Product line

TIE Series [2]


Twin Ion Engine ap-1[1]


Tracked ground vehicle


Not available for sale[3]

Technical specifications

6.7 meters[2]

Maximum speed

90 km/h[3]

Power plant

SFS P-s4 twin ion engines (2) (rated 150 KTU)[source?]




Triple medium Blaster cannons[3]


Pilot (1)[3]



Cargo capacity

95 kg[3]


5 days[3]

Other systems

Enhanced self-destruct device[1]



  • Compact assault vehicle[2]

Galactic Empire[2]

"Mauler ready."
―A TIE mauler pilot[src]

The TIE ap-1, informally known as the TIE mauler, was a light Imperial ground assault vehicle, created by Santhe/Sienar Technologies, used during the early years of the Galactic Civil War. Part of the Twin Ion Engine, or TIE, series, the TIE mauler was created to fulfill the Empire's need for a fast ground assault vehicle to use against the growing rebellion against them. The mauler was equipped with three laser cannons and an enhanced self-destruct mechanism, and, due to its need for speed, was lightly armored. Although it was designed for the Galactic Civil War, it saw limited combat, and the mauler was phased out in favor of the TIE crawler, which was based on the design of the mauler.



A TIE mauler in action.

The TIE mauler was built around a standard TIE/LN starfighter cockpit, fixed between a pair of tank treads, instead of wings. As with its airborne brethren, the mauler emphasized speed and maneuverability at the expense of the protection of armor and deflector shields. Because of their flimsiness, these vehicles were often deployed in groups of five. However, they often proved to be of optimum effectiveness when attacking in even larger numbers (such as 10-15) simply due to their speed, allowing multiple units to quickly overwhelm a defensive force by all attacking one target at a time, which, because of their weak, but rapid-fire cannons, proved highly effective for quickly demolishing lighter enemy resistance one target at a time. Given the right situation, TIE Maulers could end a battle that would normally be expected to be drawn-out by striking before the enemy had a chance to prepare their heavier defenses (assuming that they arrived before they were set up).

Although TIE maulers were armed with three rapid fire blaster cannons, the drivers of these vehicles soon discovered that the vehicles' treads were also effective weapons (perhaps more so than the blaster cannons) against enemy troops. Gruesome displays of the ap-1 running over Rebel soldiers earned it its nickname. Maulers were also equipped with core overload technology that could be activated in an emergency. This device would overload the engines, causing them to explode after a few moments. Rebel troops tried to use these few seconds to either destroy the mauler or flee.


"Roll out!"
―A TIE mauler pilot[src]

The vehicle was designed by Santhe/Sienar Technologies to fulfill the Empire's need for a fast, low-cost ground vehicle. As a result, maulers were used throughout the Galactic Civil War. However, they were the inspiration for the more advanced century tank, or TIE crawler.


A TIE Mauler being supported by a flight of Lancet Aerial Artillery

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The voice of the pilot of the TIE mauler unit in Star Wars: Empire at War bears considerable resemblance to Darth Maul's voice. "Mauler" also rhymes with "crawler", the nickname of its successor.



Notes and referencesEdit

TIE Series
Imperial starfighters
T.I.E. starfighter · TIE/LN starfighter · TIE Advanced x1 (Modified) · TIE/x2 starfighter · TIE/x3 starfighter · TIE/Ad x7
TIE/AG Aggressor starfighter · TIE/ad starfighter · TIE/br boarding shuttle · TIE/D Defender · TIE/D automated starfighter · TIE/fc starfighter
TIE/gt starfighter · TIE Heavy Bomber · TIE Hunter · TIE/IN interceptor (Emperor's Royal Guard) · TIE/IT Interdictor starfighter
TIE lander · TIE Light Duty · TIE Oppressor · TIE/ph phantom · TIE/rc starfighter · TIE/sa bomber
TIE Sentinel · TIE/sh VIP shuttle · TIE/sr starfighter · TIE starfighter · TIE Vanguard · Scimitar assault bomber
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
Non-Imperial starfighters
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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