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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

Sienar Fleet Systems

Product line

TIE series


Twin Ion Engine starfighter




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

Technical specifications

6.3 meters[2]

Maximum acceleration

4,100 G


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]


None (upgrade only)


Titanium alloy hull (15 RU)

Sensor systems

SFS S-c3.8 multi-range TAG

Targeting systems

SFS T-s8 targeting computer


SFS F-3.2 flight avionics system


Pilot (1)



Cargo capacity

65 kilograms[2]


2 days

Other systems

Multi-purpose space superiority fighter


Galactic Empire

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



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]


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]


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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