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TIE Fighter 2016-10-05

Update! Version 2.0 Now Posted

Out with the old and in with the new I say. I have finally completed the re-make of the TIE Fighter.

This is my 1st unit made from a 3-d program. Credits for the model go to the Star Wars: Modelling Alliance and the civilopedia entry is from www.starwars.com .



Affiliation: The Galactic Empire
Manufacturer: Sienar Fleet Systems
Type: Starfighter
Length: 6.3 Meters
Crew: 1 Pilot
Weapons: 2 Medium Laser Cannons -- Fire Linked

Bursting from Imperial hangar bays in gnat-like clouds are the standard starfighters of the Imperial arsenal -- the Twin Ion Engine craft known as the TIE starfighter. The single-seater short-range vessel lacks a hyperdrive, and as such requires deployment from launch bases and capital ships. It features two fire-linked laser cannons chin-mounted on the ball-shaped cockpit.

TIE fighters were typically employed en masse to make up for their shortcomings. Speedy and maneuverable, these fighters are nonetheless fragile. Though hard to hit, even a glancing blow can destroy a TIE.

Though TIEs presented a formidable challenge to pirates and civilian craft, the skilled pilots of the [Rebel Alliance] made short work of them in combat. The Alliance workhorse, the T-65 X-wing starfighter, continually bested the TIE in numerous engagements. As the Galactic Civil War raged on, the standard TIE arsenal was supplemented with more advanced and specialized craft, such as the fearsome TIE interceptor and the dedicated TIE bomber.

TIE production was extremely modular and automated, as the Sienar foundries churned out countless starfighters to fuel the insatiable Imperial war machine. Variant models of the basic TIE include the TIE/rc (a model with advanced sensors and communication gear for reconnaissance missions), the TIE/fc (equipped with accurate fire control and target designation for long-range naval bombardments), the TIE/gt (with an enlarged hull to deliver heavy ordnance).
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