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Scimitar assault bomber
Production information

Sienar Fleet Systems

Product line

TIE series


Scimitar assault bomber


Starfighter [1]


Approximately 120,000 Imperial credits

Technical specifications

13.8 meters[2]

Maximum speed (atmosphere)
  • 1,150 km/h (cruising)
  • 1,250 km/h (dive-bombing)
Engine unit(s)
Hyperdrive system

None (can be equipped as an upgrade)



Minimum crew




Cargo capacity

200 kilograms (250 cm²)


2 days

Other systems

Detachable command pod


The Scimitar assault bomber was an advanced starfighter/bomber based on TIE series technology. It was used by the Galactic Empire.



Scimitar schematics.

The Scimitar assault bomber had a single elongated body, and the pilot and gunner sat in a forward, shaped module which could eject from the craft and serve as an escape pod. The fuselage was supported by two large elongated array wings on either side. Interlocked repulsorlift thrusters provided it with additional maneuverability.

In space, the Scimitar assault bomber was faster than any TIE Bomber, and, in planetary atmospheres, it could travel at 1,150 km per hour, with its dive-bombing speed an additional 100 km per hour faster.

It was 13.8 meters long, and thus longer than the standard TIE/ln starfighter. Its weapons included two laser cannons, concussion missile launchers, and chutes for thermal detonators and proton grenades. However, instead of two ion engines, it only had one, thus the lack of the prefix TIE. It was designed to bomb planets into submission.


A Scimitar cockpit module escape pod.

During Grand Admiral Thrawn's campaign to retake the Core Worlds from the New Republic, the Scimitar assault bombers were developed as a new generation of TIE/sa bombers. Before this, some Imperial generals employed a TIE bomber type very similar to the Scimitar.Kir Kanos used a Scimitar to destroy Emperor's Revenge above Yinchorr. He programmed a service droid to self-destruct the bomber in the Star Destroyer's hangar bay, killing everyone aboard the warship.

The ships were also used during the Yuuzhan Vong War. A full squadron was considered one of the elite Galactic Alliance squadrons by the Final Battle over Coruscant.

Scimitar bombers formed part of the starfighter element of Admiral Natasi Daala's Maw Irregular Fleet at the Second Battle of Fondor.

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A Scimitar assault bomber.

Notes and references

TIE starfighter variants
Imperial starfighters
T.I.E. starfighter · TIE/ln starfighter · TIE Advanced x1 · TIE Advanced x2 · TIE Advanced x3 · 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 Hunter · TIE/In starfighter · TIE Interdictor · TIE lander · TIE Light Duty · TIE Oppressor · TIE Phantom
TIE/rc starfighter · TIE/sa starfighter · TIE/sh shuttle · TIE/sr starfighter · TIE starfighter · TIE Vanguard
Scimitar assault bomber · Predator-class fighter
Non-Imperial starfighters
Advanced Project ship · Aleph-class starfighter · Chir'daki · Clutch · Y-TIE · X-ceptor
X-TIE · TYE-wing · Lone Scout-A · TIE/rpt starfighter · Nssis-class Clawcraft · TIE stealth
Non-starfighter models
Century tank · TIE ap-1 · TIE fighter boat · Lancet Aerial Artillery

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