TIE boarding craft

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TIE boarding craft
Production information

Sienar Fleet Systems

Product line

TIE series


Twin Ion Engine boarding craft


Boarding craft

Technical specifications

7.8 meters


Pilot (1)



Other systems

Cutting tool


Galactic Empire

The TIE boarding craft was a variant of the TIE/sa bomber used for boarding and troop transportation.


A TIE boarding craft participates in a kidnapping mission on Shiva IV.

The TIE boarding craft had an enlarged, hollow secondary pod with clamps and a hull-cutter.

It was used to deliver small stormtrooper boarding parties onto captured or disabled ships when larger vessels such as the Gamma-class assault shuttle were not appropriate for the task. Unlike most craft in the TIE series, the boarding craft was equipped with landing gear and was able to land on a hangar deck instead of in an overhead launch rack. Passengers could then disembark via a boarding ramp.


A TIE boarding craft was used by Darth Vader in the capture of Princess Leia's CR90 corvette, Tantive IV, in 0 BBY.[1] A TIE Boarding Craft was also involved in a kidnapping mission on Shiva IV.

Behind the scenesEdit

TIE boarding craft concept art.

This ship was designed for the very first Star Wars film, but the exterior model would not make it into any scenes. The design would be resurrected for The Empire Strikes Back as the TIE bomber and the TIE shuttle. Likewise, the TIE/sa bomber itself also featured a similar usage to the TIE boarding craft in Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, in the Raid at Bakura mission, as Wedge Antilles, if the player gets a Silver Medal or better, will have to hijack a TIE bomber in order to rescue Hobbie after he was shot down on Bakura.



Notes and referencesEdit

TIE starfighter variants
Imperial starfighters
T.I.E. starfighter · TIE/LN starfighter · TIE Advanced x1 · TIE/x2 starfighter · TIE/x3 starfighter · TIE Advanced x7
TIE Aggressor · TIE/ad starfighter · TIE boarding craft · 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 Interdictor
TIE lander · TIE Light Duty · TIE Oppressor · TIE Phantom · TIE/rc starfighter · TIE/sa bomber
TIE Sentinel · TIE/sh 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 · Chir'daki · Clutch · Gand starfighter · Lone Scout-A · Nssis-class Clawcraft
Red TIE Fighter · TIE Reconnaissance Fighter · TIE/rpt starfighter · TIE stealth · TYE-wing · X-ceptor · X-TIE · Y-TIE · Z-'ceptor
Non-starfighter models
Century tank · TIE ap-1 · TIE fighter boat · Lancet Aerial Artillery · TIE Podracer
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