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TFUTIIE
Unidentified TIE variant
Production information
Manufacturer

Sienar Fleet Systems[1]

Product line

TIE series[2]

Model

Unidentified Twin Ion Engine variant

Class

Starfighter[3]

Technical specifications
Length

At least 7.8 meters[4]

Hyperdrive rating

Equipped[5]

Armament
Crew

1 pilot[3]

Passengers

Unknown number of Terror Troopers[3]

Usage
Role(s)

Boarding operations[3]

Year introduced

c. 1 BBY[3]

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[3]

Affiliation

Galactic Empire[3]

An unidentified TIE series variant was seen in use in 1 BBY. Incorporating components visibly similar to those comprising the TIE/sa bomber, this hyperspace-capable starfighter was used in a special operation commissioned by Darth Vader to bring his wayward apprentice, an apparent clone of Galen Marek, back under his control.

CharacteristicsEdit

This TIE variant was composed of three fuselage cylinders in an arrangement nearly identical to the TIE Heavy Bomber,[6] but lacking the ventral ordnance pod. In place of the concave solar array wings of the TIE/sa bomber, this variant was equipped with outward-canted wing panels[3] very similar to those of the TIE/D Defender[7] or an inverted mounting of those on the TIE/ad starfighter.[8].

Like those fighters or the TIE/IN interceptor,[9] it had energy weapons at the tips of its wing panels, though it was only seen to use ion cannons. The port-side pods both carried two large projectile launchers which fired a unique type of boarding pod that carried Terror Troopers and/or battle droids.[3]

Operated by a single TIE pilot, the ships were hyperdrive-equipped, with sufficient range to travel from Kamino to the Itani Nebula. Their twin ion engines could keep pace with Slave I at attack speed.[3]

RoleEdit

In the only event in which these TIE variants have been seen in use, they were part of a strike force used to assault the EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate Salvation. They engaged the Salvation's fighter screen, deployed boarding troops, and assaulted the frigate directly, disabling its main reactor.[3]

HistoryEdit

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The TIE variant firing boarding torpedoes

This class of starfighter was assigned by Darth Vader to a strike force utilized by the bounty hunter Boba Fett to capture Rebel Alliance Captain Juno Eclipse. The objective of this capture was to use Eclipse as leverage against Vader's wayward apprentice, an apparent clone of Galen Marek.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Assumed from the fact that all TIE series fighters prior to 4 ABY are Sienar products, per The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels, Cracken's Threat Dossier, and virtually all other sources that discuss the lineage of pre- and post-Imperial TIE designs.
  2. Based on visual comparison of craft in The Force Unleashed II comic to other starfighters.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (comic)
  4. Minimum length, between the 9.8 meter length of the TIE Avenger (Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance) and the 7.8 meter length of the TIE/sa bomber (Star Wars: Behind the Magic).
  5. Inferred from the fact that they accompanied Boba Fett from Kamino to the Itani Nebula with no sign of a carrier craft in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (comic).
  6. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  7. Databank title TIE Defender in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  8. Databank title TIE avenger in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  9. Databank title TIE interceptor in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)


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TIE lander · TIE Light Duty · TIE Oppressor · TIE Phantom · TIE/rc starfighter · TIE/sa bomber
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TIE Reconnaissance Fighter · TIE/rpt starfighter · TIE stealth
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