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In Star Wars, a Droid TIE fighter or TIE/D fighter is a vehicle used by the Galactic Empire. Prior to using clones, the Empire used Droid TIE Fighter in fighting off the New Republic. It is also called the TIE/D Fighter, which is the abbrievieation for TIE Drone not TIE Droid. Image File history File links Source: http://www. ... For the missile defense program, see Strategic Defense Initiative. ... ). Galactic empires are a fairly common theme in science fiction. ... - Chief of State Leia Organa Solo The New Republic is a fictional government from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


They are fast, small and very expendable. Much like the TIE Fighter, they are powered by twin ion engines but piloted by a droid brain, which can be regularly updated by new tactics and maneuvers, but has proven to be inferior to the unpredicatability and battlefield ingenuity of living pilots. They saw action against the New Republic in Mon Calamari six years after the Battle of Endor. However, most of the TIE/D factories in existence were aboard the resurrected Emperor Palpatine's World Devastators, which had been destroyed in the Battle of Mon Calamari, and manufacturers have chosen to devote their resources to traditional starfighters, rather than to the TIE/Ds. (Source-Star Wars-The Essential Guide To Vehicles And Vessels) TIE Fighter, see X-wing computer game series. ... Alternative meanings: Droids (cartoon) A droid is a robot, specifically the intelligent robots in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... - Chief of State Leia Organa Solo The New Republic is a fictional government from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe the planet Mon Calamari is the home planet of the Mon Calamari and the Quarren. ... The Battle of Endor was the climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Return of the Jedi. ...


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TIE fighter: Information from Answers.com (2527 words)
TIE is a backronym for "Twin Ion Engine", and the TIE fighter is the mainstay of the Imperial fleet throughout the original Star Wars trilogy (episodes IV-VI).
Like stormtroopers, TIE pilots were addressed by a number, such as DS-61-2 (the first two letters indicate the posting, the next two or three digits indicate the squadron number, and the last number indicates the pilot's ranking in the squadron).
TIE fighters were weak individually, although a direct hit on a starfighter or medium transport could damage or destroy it, but TIE craft were intended for use in large numbers.
Starfighters (1772 words)
TIE (Twin Ion Engine) fighters are aboard even the smallest cruisers and are stationed at starports and garrison bases across the galaxy.
The TIE fighter is a small ship whose distinguishing feature is the pair of large hexagonal solar array wings on either side of its small, spherical cockpit pod.
The fighters are used for planetary and cruiser defense and assault against Rebel, pirate and alien vessels.
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