TIE Defender (29)
Basic info

First appearance: Star Wars : TIE Fighter (Video Game)
Relations: Sienar Fleet Systems

Summary

The TIE/D Defender, commonly known as the TIE Defender or T/D, was a high-performance TIE Series starfighter developed for the Imperial Navy by Sienar Fleet Systems in a project overseen by Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin shortly before the Battle of Endor. Representing a shift in starfighter design from previous TIE models, the ship featured a hyperdrive as well as deflector shields to allow it to operate independently of Imperial capital ships. The ship's speed and agility, combined with its arsenal of four laser cannons, two ion cannons, two warhead launchers and an optional tractor beam projector made it arguably the most advanced starfighter available at the time. After Zaarin's failed coup against Emperor Palpatine, the renegade admiral attempted to gain control of the TIE Defender technology to give his forces a technological advantage over the Empire. The advanced starfighter also attracted the attention of other factions, including the Rebel Alliance and pirate groups. Imperial forces under the command of Grand Admiral Thrawn were ultimately able to prevent the spread of the technology and the starfighter played a major role in Thrawn's successful campaign against Zaarin. Beyond the Zaarin campaign, the TIE Defender's high cost, together with political factors, kept it from achieving widespread use in the Empire and units were assigned only to the most elite pilots. The fighters participated in several other engagements during the Imperial era, including the Battle of Mygeeto and the Battle of Endor. Following the death of Emperor Palpatine at Endor, the TIE Defender continued to see limited use by Imperial forces. TIE Defenders saw action during Shadowspawn's campaign against the New Republic in 5 ABY and were used by the Republic's Rogue Squadron during a brief alliance with former Director of Imperial Intelligence Ysanne Isard against Prince-Admiral Delak Krennel's Ciutric Hegemony in 9 ABY. The fighters participated in multiple battles during the Yuuzhan Vong War and continued to be used by the Imperial Remnant until at least 44 ABY.
Known variants
TIE/Ad x7
The TIE/Ad x7, also known as the TIE/Ad Defender, defender starfighter, TIE/x7, or the TIE advanced x7, was a prototype TIE Series starfighter developed by Sienar Fleet Systems shortly before the Battle of Endor. A highly-advanced starfighter, the TIE/Ad x7 was considered a radical departure from previous TIE designs in terms of appearance and performance. The fighter was only built as a prototype for the later TIE/D Defender model on the planet Corulag, and featured three solar collectors evenly spaced around the cockpit pod, with triple arrays of maneuvering jets as well. The power boost allowed it to reach far greater speeds than standard TIE fighters, but the prototype lacked the ion cannons, missile launchers, and hyperdrive that would make its way into the finalized TIE Defender.

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TIE Defender (V.TIE11) TIE Defender (V.TIE12) TIE Defender (TSDC) TIE Defender Expansion Pack (SWX17) Imperial Veterans Expansion Pack (SWX52) TIE/D Defender Expansion Pack (SWZ60)
The Official Star Wars Fact File
The Official Star Wars Fact File
TITANIUM Series Die-Cast
X-Wing Miniatures Game
X-Wing Miniatures Game
X-Wing Miniatures Game SE
TIE Defender (V.TIE11)
TIE Defender (V.TIE12)
TIE Defender (TSDC)
TIE Defender Expansion Pack (SWX17)
Imperial Veterans Expansion Pack (SWX52)
TIE/D Defender Expansion Pack (SWZ60)
V.TIE11
V.TIE12
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SWX17
SWX52
SWZ60
Tags (3)

TIE Bomber | Gamma Squadron (Empire) | Glaive Squadron (TIE Defender)

Feedback Array Twin Ion Engine Mk. II (TIE only) Colonel Vessery | TIE Defender (Unique) Colonel Vessery, Contemplative Commander | TIE/D Defender (Unique) Countess Ryad | TIE Defender (Unique) Countess Ryad, Cutthroat Politico | TIE/D Defender (Unique)
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Feedback Array
Twin Ion Engine Mk. II (TIE only)
Colonel Vessery | TIE Defender (Unique)
Colonel Vessery, Contemplative Commander | TIE/D Defender (Unique)
Countess Ryad | TIE Defender (Unique)
Countess Ryad, Cutthroat Politico | TIE/D Defender (Unique)
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Z-95 Headhunter
Vessery, Broak
Vessery, Broak
Tags (2)

Ryad, Iran | Glaive Squadron (TIE Defender)

Tags (2)

Ryad, Iran | Glaive Squadron (TIE Defender)

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Delta Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender Delta Squadron Pilot | TIE/D Defender Glaive Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender Maarek Stele | TIE Defender (Unique) Onyx Squadron Ace | TIE/D Defender Onyx Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender
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Delta Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender
Delta Squadron Pilot | TIE/D Defender
Glaive Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender
Maarek Stele | TIE Defender (Unique)
Onyx Squadron Ace | TIE/D Defender
Onyx Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender
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Tags (2)

Delta Squadron (TIE Defender) | Stele, Maarek

Tags (2)

Delta Squadron (TIE Defender) | Stele, Maarek

Glaive Squadron (TIE Defender)
Stele, Maarek
Onyx Squadron (Empire)
Onyx Squadron (Empire)
Originally from Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook, TIE Defender attacks YT-2400 Light Freighter
Originally from Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook, TIE Defender attacks YT-2400 Light Freighter
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Rexler Brath | TIE Defender (Unique) Rexler Brath, Onyx Leader | TIE/D Defender (Unique) Outmaneuver Outmaneuver TIE/D : TIE Defender TIE/x7 : TIE Defender
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Rexler Brath | TIE Defender (Unique)
Rexler Brath, Onyx Leader | TIE/D Defender (Unique)
Outmaneuver
Outmaneuver
TIE/D : TIE Defender
TIE/x7 : TIE Defender
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Tags (2)

Brath, Rexler | Onyx Squadron (Empire)

Tags (2)

Brath, Rexler | Onyx Squadron (Empire)

YT-2400 Light Freighter
YT-2400 Light Freighter
Tags (3)

TIE Fighter | Imperial-class Star Destroyer | Super-class Star Destroyer

TIE Defender Squadron (SWM24) Quasar Fire II-class Cruiser Carrier Maarek Steele | TIE Defender Squadron (Unique) TIE Defender Squadron 0738 : Unit : Delta One
Armada : A Game of Tactical Fleet Combat : Miniatures
SHIP
FIGHTER SQUADRON
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SWTCG : Cards
TIE Defender Squadron (SWM24)
Quasar Fire II-class Cruiser Carrier
Maarek Steele | TIE Defender Squadron (Unique)
TIE Defender Squadron
0738 : Unit : Delta One
SWM24
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0738
Tags (2)

Quasar Fire-class Bulk Cruiser | TIE Interceptor

Tags (3)

Stele, Maarek | Imperial Officer | Imperial Fighter Pilot

Tags (3)

TIE Fighter | Imperial-class Star Destroyer | Super-class Star Destroyer

Tags (2)

Stele, Maarek | Delta Squadron (TIE Defender)

Originally from Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook, TIE Defender attacks YT-2400 Light Freighter
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Last updated: 07.04.2021 23:54:24