TIE Interceptor (68)Full unit name: TIE Interceptor
Last updated: 13.02.2024 20:43:01
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First appearance: Return of the Jedi
Return of the Jedi
Relations: Sienar Fleet Systems
Sienar Fleet Systems
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Battle of Phaeda (1)
The TIE/IN starfighter, simply known as the TIE Interceptor or T/I, was a TIE Series starfighter used by the Galactic Empire. The TIE Interceptor was identifiable by its arrow-shaped solar collection panels, a distinct difference from the hexagonal solar arrays of its predecessor, the TIE Fighter
TIE Fighter
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. Its degisn was partially based on Vader
Darth Vader
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's TIE Advanced x1
TIE Advanced x1
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prototype fighter. The Interceptor was one of the fastest starfighters in the galaxy at its prime, nearly rivaling the Alliance's A-wing interceptor
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. Due to their speed, distinct shape, and narrow profile in comparison to the TIE/ln starfighter (which was nicknamed 'eyeball'), TIE Interceptors came to be referred to occasionally as 'squints' by enemy pilots.
One of the known modifications were interceptors which were specially enhanced for use by the members of the Emperor
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's Royal Guard
Imperial Royal Guard
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. These starfighters were commonly used to escort Palpatine's Lambda-class shuttle
Lambda-class Shuttle
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and its decoys during his travels. Displaying the distinctive crimson red color of the Royal Guard, these deadly war machines struck fear into any opposing fighters. Royal Guard fighter wings were thought to even rival the skills of elite pilots from the 181st Imperial Fighter Wing
181st Imperial Fighter Wing
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and Rogue Squadron
Rogue Squadron
Rebel Alliance Navy
. These fighters were said to have been commissioned by Palpatine himself. Under the supervision of Darth Vader, Imperial workers spent many long hours modifying TIE Interceptor fighters, including installing additional flaps on the curves of the wings. Unlike the original TIE Interceptor, the Royal Guard TIE Interceptor was equipped with a built-in hyperdrive and shield generator, while also having blazing speeds and fantastic maneuverability that exceeded that of its fleet counterpart. On very rare occasions, these fighters found places outside of the Royal Guard, and were thus subject to even further modification, including more devastating weapons, more advanced shielding technologies, and, in rare cases, ordnance launchers.


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Full unit name: TIE Interceptor Last updated: 13.02.2024 20:43:01