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TIE fighter
Production information
Manufacturer

Sienar Fleet Systems[1]

Model

Twin Ion Engine starfighter

Technical specifications
Length

8.99 meters[2]

Maximum
atmospheric speed

1,200 kph[3]

Engine unit(s)

Twin ion engine[4]

Armament

Two laser cannons[4]

Crew

1 Pilot

Usage



Affiliation
"You always hear them first. Twin ion engines make TIE fighters howl as they fly by on patrols."
Ezra Bridger[src]

The TIE fighter was the signature starfighter of the Galactic Empire. They were instantly recognizable from the roar of their engines and carried locator beacons so as to be found by the Empire.

They were small in size and manufactured en masse by the Empire. Seemingly a disposable vessel, Wilhuff Tarkin dreaded the thought of ever having to pilot one due to its cramped cockpit.[5]

During the reign of the empire, TIE fighters were favored for their versatility, if not for their durability. They were able to operate both in space as well as in planetary atmospheres, acting as fighters or scouts.

One great advantage of the TIE fighter was the fact that it was not simply limited to linear flight, like other fighters of its time. On occasion the fighters demonstrated ability to hover in place and even fly completely sideways, adding to the usefulness of the fighter as a scout vehicle.

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