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TIE/rc starfighter
Production information
Manufacturer

Sienar Fleet Systems

Product line

TIE series

Model

Twin Ion Engine reconnaissance starfighter

Class

Starfighter

Technical specifications
Length

6.3 meters

Hyperdrive rating

None

Hyperdrive system

None

Shielding

None

Hull

Titanium alloy hull (15 RU)

Sensor systems

Additional sensor and communications gear

Armament

SFS L-s1 laser cannon (1)

Crew

Pilot (1)

Passengers

None

Usage
Role(s)

Reconnaissance

Era(s)
Affiliation

Galactic Empire

The TIE/rc starfighter was a variant of the standard TIE/ln starfighter that was specialized for reconnaissance, used for scouting for both fleets and for starfighter wings.

Characteristics

One of the two laser cannons found on the TIE/ln was replaced with additional sensor and communications gear in the TIE/rc. Although the TIE/rc was not as well armed, it had upgraded thrusters which made it more maneuverable than the TIE/ln.

The TIE/rc lacked a hyperdrive, but it could still move beyond the detection area of capital ships; it carried enhanced sensors that allowed it to range ahead of the main force and relay pre-engagement reconnaissance data back with its improved communication equipment. These small ships were often deployed in crowded areas where larger vessels could not operate (e.g. asteroid fields), or were sent to scout ahead for starfighter forces.

There was an upgraded variant of the TIE/rc known as the TIE Vanguard. The Vanguard was equipped with shields, and its solar collectors were bent in order to increase sensor visibility.

Standard procedure for long-range TIE reconnaissance missions involved the carrying vessel dropping a TIE/rc squadron into a system, then jumping to hyperspace, ensuring its safety. The TIEs would race through the system, gathering data, before meeting the carrier at a rendezvous point elsewhere in the system.

Appearances

Sources

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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