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TIE Advanced x7
Production information
Manufacturer

Sienar Fleet Systems

Product line

TIE series

Model

TIE/Ad x7 prototype

Class

Starfighter

Technical specifications
Length

9.2 meters

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

1,200 km/h

Engine unit(s)

Twin ion engines

Hyperdrive rating

Class 1.0

Armament

Fire-linked laser cannons (4)

Crew

Pilot (1)

Passengers

None

Cargo capacity

85 kilograms

Consumables

2 days

Other systems

Wing-mounted maneuvering jets

Usage
Role(s)
  • Space superiority fighter
  • Interceptor
  • Assault fighter
Era(s)

Rebellion era

Affiliation

Galactic Empire

The TIE Advanced x7, also known as the TIE/Ad Defender prototype, was a prototype for the TIE/D Defender developed at Sienar Fleet Systems' Advanced Research Division on Corulag.

Characteristics

Intended only to serve as a testbed for the Defender's drive system and primary weapon targeting system, The TIE/Ad x7 lacked the ion cannons and missile launchers that were implemented on the eventual TIE Defender design. Nevertheless, decades of experience and advances in TIE technology went in to the construction, resulting in a starfighter that was a radical departure from previous models in terms of appearance and performance.

The Advanced x7 featured three solar panels arranged around the spherical, central cockpit, which gave a large boost to the ship's power plant, allowing the ion engines to achieve speeds only previously possible in a light interceptor model. Additionally, triple arrays of maneuvering jets mounted on the solar collectors gave the starfighter a high level of agility in flight and combat.

History

The TIE/Ad x7 was one of the last TIE prototypes developed prior to the fall of the Galactic Empire.

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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