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TIE Advanced prototype · TIE Advanced x1 ( Modified) · TIE/x2 starfighter · TIE/x3 starfighter · TIE/ad starfighter Admiral Thrawn and the Emperor himself are gravely concerned over the possible proliferation of TIE Defenders. So potent a starfighter must not fall into enemy hands." ―Imperial briefing officer — Listen ( file info) [11] cos then someone will complain that Axe Wolves or Koska Reeves weren't shown piloting the Fang fighter? :D"Despite the Empire's long held resistance to the TIE Defender, they would continue to be used by the Imperial Remnant until at least the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War, with the starfighters stationed on many Imperial capital ships including Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon's flagship, the Right to Rule. [13] Between this one and the spider tank, it’s probably the last time in universe we see Din wielding it.

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Following the Battle of Hoth, Emperor Palpatine charged Grand Admiral Zaarin with the continuing development of the TIE series. Zaarin had all ongoing projects transferred to the XQ6 Platform Research in the Parmel system, including the TIE Defender and TIE Avenger, an evolution of Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 which Zaarin saw as merely a step towards completion of the TIE Defender. Both projects relied heavily upon the development of a hyperdrive which could be mass produced and which would be small enough to fit inside the fuselage of a TIE fighter. When that proved problematic to Zaarin's team, the Grand Admiral managed to acquire the technology from the Habeen through a combination of diplomacy and military action against their rivals, the Nharwaak. [31] By the time that the TIE Avenger, modified by Zaarin to use the Habeen hyperdrive technology, entered service, the TIE Defender project had reached the final prototype stage [2] and the Empire was planning to roll the finished product out as a replacement for the Assault Gunboat. [35]The tie bomber came in at a premium price point and 3.5 figures (considering the gonk), this set has two good looking builds, possibly excellent builds including an interceptor which people have wanted for years, 4 figures. The TIE Defender was designed to serve as a multi-role starfighter, capable and durable enough to take on a variety of missions. [10] Standard Imperial doctrine recommended that TIE Defenders operate in flight groups of four; however, Imperial commanders took advantage of the starfighter's superior abilities to customize mission forces on a case-by-case basis. [4] Defender pilots often found themselves occupying mission roles previously held by older fighters such as TIE Interceptors and Assault Gunboats. [11]

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The TIE Defender was created for the 1994 LucasArts video game Star Wars: TIE Fighter in which the craft was flyable by the player. [2] Although this craft was initially left out of the multiplayer Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter ( 1997) for the sake of balance, the game data files still have an entry for the TIE Defender in the craft library, with the description field reading "Advanced space superiority fighter. This craft is too powerful to be put in this simulation. Dream on, fanboy!" [48] The TIE Defender returned in 1999's Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance, making an appearance in the single-player campaign and available as a player craft in the multiplayer mode. [8]

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The TIE Defender's weapons systems were designed to allow it to engage multiple enemy fighters [4] as well as the armed freighters frequently used by the Alliance. [9] It carried a formidable array of weaponry; in standard configuration it had four L-s9.3 laser cannons mounted on the two lower wings and two NK-3 ion cannons mounted on the upper wing. The laser and ion cannons could be set to fire separately or, if concentrated power was required, to fire-linked in either pairs or quartets. [7] The ion cannons could even be fired simultaneously with the laser cannons. [9] Two targeting sensors were located between each pair of cannons to provide the pilot with a constant stream of targeting information. [15] There is also some discrepancy among sources as to the length of the TIE Defender. The TIE Defender's Databank entry and The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 67 describe it as 9.2 meters long; [6] [20] however, Star Wars: TIE Fighter had originally given the length as 10 meters, [2] a length which was repeated in The Official Star Wars Fact File 73 and The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 53. [15] [14] Furthermore, both The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels and More Starships! list the length as 6.6 meters. [7] [9] The 9.2 meter length also appears in Coruscant and the Core Worlds as the length of the TIE Advanced x7 which served as the prototype for the TIE Defender. [30] In both TIE Fighter and X-Wing Alliance, the TIE Defender is depicted as faster than both the RZ-1 A-wing interceptor and the TIE Interceptor. [2] [8] This was reinforced by Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, which described the ship as the "fastest and most maneuverable craft in the galaxy." [52] The figures given in the New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels do show it as faster than both, but only in an atmosphere, while its acceleration value is slightly lower than the TIE Interceptor and significantly below that of the A-wing. [7] The 2007 edition of Starships of the Galaxy describes the TIE Defender as "much faster than any other TIE variant," though it is unclear if this is referring to atmospheric speed or acceleration. [5] Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide states that "only the A-wing and TIE interceptor are more agile in battle." [27] This contradicts other sources, including the Databank and The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels, which state that the TIE Defender was more agile than the TIE interceptor. [4] [6] Other inconsistencies [ ]

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