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TIE Oppressor
Production information
Manufacturer

Sienar Fleet Systems[1]

Product line

TIE series[1]

Model

TIE Oppressor[1]

Class

Starfighter[1]

Cost

Not available for sale[1]

Technical specifications
Maximum speed (atmosphere)

1,450 km/h[1]

Shielding

Equipped

Armament
Crew

Pilot (1)[1]

Cargo capacity

50 kg[1]

Consumables

2 days[1]

Usage
Availability

Military[1]

Role(s)
Era(s)

Rebellion era[1]

Affiliation

Galactic Empire[1]

The TIE Oppressor was a variant of the TIE series of starfighters that was deployed in limited numbers among selected units of the Imperial Navy's starfighter cadre. The craft was introduced into combat shortly after the Battle of Yavin.

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Characteristics

Varing angled views of the TIE Oppressor

The TIE Oppressor was designed to serve as a light bomber that could also be utilized as a fairly maneuverable fighter, similar to the Alliance to Restore the Republic's BTL Y-wing starfighter. The design was an attempt to build a variant of the standard TIE hull that could carry heavy weapon payloads with sufficient armor and shielding to allow the ship to operate in the vanguard of an Imperial assault force. It also had enough solar array surface to assist in generation of the energy needed to power it all. All of the offensive and defensive equipment packed into the Oppressor came at the cost of space for engine installations.

Although most Imperial fighters were designed to have superior maneuverability, many TIE Oppressor pilots rated its capabilities as merely average. Its lack of dizzying maneuverability was a result of the fact that it mounted the same basic engine system found in earlier TIE starfighter models even though it had a much heavier and more bulky spaceframe. In return for the deficits in combat maneuvering capability, the Oppressor carried one of the most potent offensive and defensive packages fielded in any Imperial starfighter spaceframe. That being said, it was still fairly maneuverable compared to other equivalent bomber craft, and its relatively small size made it a more difficult target to hit.

While the TIE Oppressor was designed to primarily engage against capital ships, it also was more than capable of engaging enemy starfighters due to its size and very large missile capacity. When equipped with anti-starfighter ordnance, the Oppressor proved extremely deadly against even the most maneuverable starfighters. When performing in this role, many were equipped with powerful engines and boosters, allowing impressive speed.

History

A TIE Oppressor attacking a Rebel camp

Only the most veteran Imperial TIE pilots were allowed to participate in the Oppressor flight test program as only those personnel were deemed to have the tactical know-how to properly employ the ship as well as the loyalty to be trusted with such an expensive flight article.

During the Galactic Civil War, the Oppressor served in the fleet as part of a "Limited Fielding Test Initiative" and was considered a minor trial program by the Imperial Navy. Following the Galactic Civil War and the gradual decline of Imperial funds, it is believed that these extremely powerful ships gradually faded out of existence.

Rebel pilots found that when they encountered these ships in their bomber configuration, they were slow and easy to destroy, but not as easy as the slower TIE/sa bombers.

However, when used by a skilled pilot and equipped for anti-starfighter duty, the TIE Oppressor was deadly and could easily take out far more maneuverable craft. Pilots would use its reputation for slower speed as an advantage to trick the enemy into thinking the vessel was an easy target, then used snap speed changes to turn allowing sudden and unpredictable attacks against another fighter.

Due to its tri-wing configuration and defensive and offensive strengths, it is possible that elements of the Oppressor would later influence the development of the TIE Defender, which would keep many of the same functions while vastly improving speed and maneuverability.

Behind the scenes

The TIE Oppressor was created as an Imperial Master-level ship in comparison to the B-wing starfighter as the Rebel master ship for the Jump to Lightspeed expansion for Star Wars Galaxies. It was only flyable by ace Imperial pilots. It was known for being the only bomber in the game with three missile launchers (all others had two), and was exceptionally small, maneuverable, and fast compared to other bombers. This combination of strengths made them highly dangerous in PvP combat, even against smaller and far more agile craft like the A-wing.

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

External links

  • TIE Oppressor at RPGGamer.org
  • IGN: Jump to Lightspeed
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Imperial starfighters
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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
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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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SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

TIE Oppressor Strike Starfighter

Certification Imperial Ace Pilot
Mass ~170k
Role Heavy fighter
Crew Pilot only
Weapon Mounts Projectile weapon x2
Ordnance x3
Astromech Technology Flight computer
Acceleration 350
Deceleration 350
Yaw Rate 100
Pitch Rate 100
Roll Rate 50
Speed Modifier 0.9
Pictures Official screenshots

Game Info

The TIE Oppressor Strike Starfighter is a heavy fighter of the Imperial Navy. Imperial Ace Pilots gain the authorization to fly these gunships, and with two weapons pods and three ordnance bays, they make up in firepower what they may lack in maneuverability. The TIE features an unusual dorsal third solar array, and has larger mass than many lesser starships.

Star Wars Lore

A recent development, the Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Oppressor Strike Starfighter is being deployed in limited numbers among selected units of the Imperial starfighter cadre elite. It is an attempt to build a variant of the standard TIE Fighter hull that can carry heavy weapon payloads with sufficient armor and shielding to allow the ship to operate in the vanguard of an Imperial assault force. It also has enough solar array surface to assist in generation of the energy needed to power it all. All of the offensive and defensive equipment packed into the Oppressor comes at the cost of space for engine installations. Although most Imperial fighters are designed to have superior maneuverability, this is a trait in which the TIE Oppressor is rated by most of its pilots as merely average. This lack of dizzying maneuverability is a result of the Oppressor mounting the same basic engine arrangement as seen on earlier TIE starfighter types, but with its thrust being sapped by much heavier and more solid spaceframe. In return for the deficits in combat maneuvering capability, the Oppressor carries one of the most potent offensive and defensive packages fielded in any Imperial starfighter spaceframe.

Only the most veteran Imperial TIE pilots are being allowed to participate in the Oppressor flight test program as only these personnel are deemed to have the tactical know-how to properly employ the ship as well as the loyalty to be trusted with such as expensive flight article. Although currently serving in the fleet as part of a 'Limited Fielding Test Initiative' and considered a minor trial program by the Imperial Navy, the actual numbers of fighters being fielded would make most Alliance officers wince.

Sources

Star Wars: Galaxies Station.com


This article uses material from the "TIE Oppressor" article on the SWG Wiki wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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