TIE Defender (19)
Basic info
First appearance: Star Wars : TIE Fighter (Video Game)
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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Complete list
TIE Defender (TSDC) TIE Defender Expansion Pack (SWX17) Imperial Veterans Expansion Pack (SWX52) Colonel Vessery | TIE Defender (Unique) Countess Ryad | TIE Defender (Unique) Delta Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender
TITANIUM Series Die-Cast
X-Wing Miniatures Game
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TIE Defender (TSDC)
TIE Defender Expansion Pack (SWX17)
Imperial Veterans Expansion Pack (SWX52)
Colonel Vessery | TIE Defender (Unique)
Countess Ryad | TIE Defender (Unique)
Delta Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender
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SWX52
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TIE Bomber | Gamma Squadron (Empire) | Glaive Squadron (TIE Defender)
Vessery, Broak
Ryad, Iran | Glaive Squadron (TIE Defender)
Delta Squadron (TIE Defender) | Stele, Maarek
Originally from Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook, TIE Defender attacks YT-2400 Light Freighter
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Glaive Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender Maarek Stele | TIE Defender (Unique) Onyx Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender Rexler Brath | TIE Defender (Unique) ILLICIT | Feedback Array MODIFICATION | Twin Ion Engine Mk. II (TIE only)
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Glaive Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender
Maarek Stele | TIE Defender (Unique)
Onyx Squadron Pilot | TIE Defender
Rexler Brath | TIE Defender (Unique)
ILLICIT | Feedback Array
MODIFICATION | Twin Ion Engine Mk. II (TIE only)
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Glaive Squadron (TIE Defender)
Stele, Maarek
Onyx Squadron (Empire)
Brath, Rexler | Onyx Squadron (Empire)
Z-95 Headhunter
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TALENT | Outmaneuver TITLE | TIE/D : TIE Defender TITLE | TIE/x7 : TIE Defender TIE Defender Squadron (SWM24) Maarek Steele | TIE Defender Squadron (Unique) TIE Defender Squadron
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Armada : A Game of Tactical Fleet Combat : Miniatures
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TALENT | Outmaneuver
TITLE | TIE/D : TIE Defender
TITLE | TIE/x7 : TIE Defender
TIE Defender Squadron (SWM24)
Maarek Steele | TIE Defender Squadron (Unique)
TIE Defender Squadron
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YT-2400 Light Freighter
TIE Fighter | Imperial-class Star Destroyer | Super-class Star Destroyer
Stele, Maarek | Imperial Officer | Imperial Fighter Pilot
TIE Fighter | Imperial-class Star Destroyer | Super-class Star Destroyer
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SWTCG : Cards
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Stele, Maarek | Delta Squadron (TIE Defender)
Originally from Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook, TIE Defender attacks YT-2400 Light Freighter
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