The TIE/LN Space Superiority Starfighter, or more commonly referred to as the #TIEFighter stands for Twin Ion Engine Line Edition. A symbol of Imperial power, its instantly recognizable roar strikes fear into the hearts of enemies of the #GalacticEmpire. This small, short-range fighter is manufactured in mass numbers by Siener Fleet Systems. The twin ion engines can reach a maximum speed of 1200 kph with boosters capable of quickly adjusting the fighters direction. The engine is one of the most precisely engineered propulsion systems in the galaxy, and with no moving parts, is very low maintenance. In order to reduced mass and energy consumption, the TIE lacks key systems such as deflector shields, hyperdrives, and life support systems. Although the lack of shields make the ship vulnerable, it gives the TIE/LN greater maneuverability while also allowing it to be cheaply mass produced. The “wings” are made up of twelve solar arrays that collect energy which is fed into the engines and laser cannons. The primary weapons of the TIE are a pair of L-s1 Laser Cannons, coupled with a powerful sensor suite. These cannons are relatively powerful and can destroy a starfighter or medium transport with a well placed hit. The central cockpit is tightly fitted with flight controls, viewscreens, targeting systems, tracking equipment, a homing beacon, and room for the pilot. With no life support systems, pilots we required to wear full EVA suits but much like the ships themselves, pilots were considered an expendable asset.
Manufacturer: Siener Fleet Systems
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