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This article is about a prototype starfighter. You may be looking for TIE/ln starfighter, the most common starfighter of the Galactic Empire.
TIE starfighter
Production information
Manufacturer

Sienar Fleet Systems

Product line

TIE series

Model

Twin Ion Engine starfighter

Class

Starfighter

Cost

130,000 credits (75,000 used)[1]

Technical specifications
Length

6.3 meters[2]

Maximum acceleration

4,100 G

MGLT

100 MGLT[2]

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

1,200 km/h[2]

Engine unit(s)
Hyperdrive system

2-jump memory navicomputer[1]

Power plant

SFS I-a2b solar ionization reactor[3]

Shielding

None (upgrade only)

Hull

Titanium alloy hull (15 RU)

Sensor systems

SFS S-c3.8 multi-range TAG

Targeting systems

SFS T-s8 targeting computer

Avionics

SFS F-3.2 flight avionics system

Armament
Crew

Pilot (1)

Passengers

None

Cargo capacity

65 kilograms[2]

Consumables

2 days

Other systems
Usage
Role(s)

Multi-purpose space superiority fighter

Era(s)
Affiliation

Galactic Empire

The TIE starfighter was the first upgraded model of the T.I.E. starfighter produced by the Galactic Empire.[4]

Contents

Characteristics

A modest upgrade of the T.I.E. starfighter used by the Galactic Republic, the TIE starfighter had a centralized power generator running both the engine and the weapons, unlike the later TIE Line starfighter, which had separate generators.[4] It was tougher than the final TIE/In version, but also cost more. It featured weak shields, a small hyperdrive and two one-shot concussion missile launchers, which allowed it to serve as a light bomber, long-assault craft or snubfighter. Unfortunately some of these systems were incompatible with the Twin Ion Engine and required a secondary power supply to operate. The TIE model was slower than the TIE/ln, and its laser cannons were not as powerful.[5]

History

The newly formed Galactic Empire required a cheap and efficient starfighter that could be mass-produced. Sienar Fleet Systems especially impressed Emperor Palpatine with TIE starfighters, which cost only a fraction compared to other proposals. The Empire decided to reduce the cost even further by removing secondary energy generators and respective systems, leading to the enormously mass-produced TIE/ln starfighter. The original model still saw some use during the first years of the New Order, but became less common later. By 0 ABY, the Line model had become the standard TIE fighter in the Imperial Navy, and most of the original TIE starfighters were replaced or scrapped.[1]

Behind the scenes

The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide features an entry for a previously unmentioned TIE series starfighter called TIE Prototype, which was said to be the predecessor of the standard TIE/ln starfighter. A closer inspection of the entry reveals that this starfighter's description is almost identical to that of the previously established TIE starfighter, and therefore it is simply another designation thereof.[1]

Sources

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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