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Encyclopedia > TIE bomber
Star Wars craft
TIE bomber
TIE bomber
Manufacturer Sienar Fleet Systems
Specification T/B starfighter
Type Light Bomber
Length 7.8 meters
Weapons 1 SFS LS-1 Laser Cannon, 40 Proton bombs
Shield none
Hull Unknown type
Crew 2
Top Speed 80 MGLT
Troop Capacity N/A
Affiliation Galactic Empire
Cargo Capacity Ordnance
Passengers N/A

The TIE bomber, a spacecraft of the fictional Star Wars universe, is a larger, less maneuverable version of the TIE Fighter used for destroying larger Rebel ships and pinpoint planetary bombardment. It can carry large numbers of torpedoes, bombs, orbital mines or thermal detonators. The bomber is also slow and not very maneuverable and must be protected by fighters. Whilst the design was done for A New Hope, the craft did not appear until The Empire Strikes Back. Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe that was created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the late 1970s. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Sienar Fleet Systems (owned by the massive company Santhe/Sienar Technologies) is a major starship manufacturer from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Fiction (from the Latin fingere, to form, create) is storytelling of imagined events and stands in contrast to non-fiction, which makes factual claims that can be substantiated with evidence. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe that was created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the late 1970s. ... TIE Fighter, see X-wing computer game series. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ...


The TIE bomber has two hulls next to each other; one carries the pilot and the other carries a universal warhead launcher, enabling them to carry a variety of weapons tailored for the mission. Extending from the launcher is a bomb chute for downward bombing operations. The bomber is much more heavily built-up than the "fighter"-series of TIEs; it carries more sophisticated sensors to penetrate capital ship jamming and presumably stronger engines to move all of those warheads (in keeping with the Star Wars "atmospheric flight" spacecraft physics).


The craft can most prominently be seen in The Empire Strikes Back, where a group of them bomb the asteroid on which the Millennium Falcon is hiding. The Millennium Falcon is a fictional starship that first appeared in the original Star Wars film, A New Hope. ...


Rebellion/New Republic pilots gave the TIE bomber the slang name "Dupes" because they were slower, and somehow "dumber", than the regular TIE fighter. It also comes from "Double" or "Duce", in refernce to the twin pods.

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Variants

TIE shuttle (TIE/sh)

A variant of the bomber replaced the warhead bay with a small cargo bay that could hold two passengers. This craft could ferry important personnel from one ship to another or from a ship to a planetary base. In The Empire Strikes Back, Captain Needa used a shuttle of this type to personally apologize to Darth Vader for losing track of the Millennium Falcon. This is odd, since usually such trips are made in Lambda shuttles. The TIE shuttle may have been used because the Lambda shuttle had not yet been designed when The Empire Strikes Back was released. Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... This article is about minor villains in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The Millennium Falcon is a fictional starship that first appeared in the original Star Wars film, A New Hope. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Lambda-class shuttle is a standard light utility aerospacecraft in use throughout the Imperial Navy. ...


TIE Boarding Craft

Another variant of the Bomber features an enlarged secondary pod with clamps and a hull-cutter. This can carry a Stormtrooper raiding party for insertion into a captured or disabled enemy ship. Developed for A New Hope, the technical limits at the time prevented the craft from being explicitly shown in the movie, although footage of it in the movie has survived in the form of a deleted scene. Expanded Universe sources and fact books depict it being used by Darth Vader and a team of Stormtroopers to enter Princess Leia's Corellian Corvette Tantive IV, at the start of A New Hope, even though it is not shown. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rear view The Corellian Corvette, also known as the Rebel Blockade Runner or simply Blockade Runner, is a ship from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars saga, the blockade runner Tantive IV, was a Corellian Corvette used by Bail Organa and later his adoptive daughter Leia Organa. ...


External links

  • Star Wars: Databank TIE bomber, TIE shuttle
  • Star Wars Wookiepeedia TIE Bomber


Vehicles of the Galactic Empire
Entries in italics denote vehicles from the Expanded Universe
Ground vehicles
AT-ST | AT-AT | AT-TE | 74-Z Speeder Bike | Juggernaut | AT-PT | TIE crawler
Starfighters
TIE Fighter | TIE Interceptor | TIE Bomber | TIE Advanced x1 | TIE Avenger | TIE Defender | TIE/D fighter

TIE Hunter | TIE Phantom | Assault Gunboat | Missile Boat | Skipray Blastboat | A-9 Vigilance This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... All Terrain Scout Transports are bipedal war machines used by the Galactic Empire in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT), also called the Imperial Walker, was a major part of the Galactic Empires army in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... An AT-TE During the Battle of Geonosis The AT-TE walker is a fictional vehicle from the Star Wars saga. ... The term speeder bike describes any of a variety of small personal transport vehicles in the fictional Star Wars universe that use repulsorlift engines to hover above the ground and move very rapidly. ... The HAVw A5 Juggernaut, sometimes nicknamed Rolling Slabs, is a vehicle from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, the AT-PT (All Terrain Personal Transport) is a single seat light anti-infantry walker developed and used during the latter years of the Old Republic era. ... In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, the TIE Crawler (also known as the Century Tank) was a strange fusing of two vastly different vehicle types- the TIE Fighter, and the Juggernaught. ... A Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica, an example of a starfighter. ... TIE Fighter, see X-wing computer game series. ... The TIE interceptor, or T/I, a fictional starfighter in the Star Wars universe, is an improved version of the TIE fighter that is identifiable by its bent-wing and arrow-shaped side wing panels, as distinct from the hexagonal ones on its predecessor craft. ... The TIE bomber, a spacecraft of the fictional Star Wars universe, is a larger, less maneuverable version of the TIE Fighter used for destroying larger Rebel ships and pinpoint planetary bombardment. ... The TIE/Advanced fighter, also known as the TIE Advanced x1 or Darth Vaders TIE Fighter, is a prototype starfighter in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the TIE Avenger was the production model based on Darth Vaders TIE Advanced x1 prototype. ... The TIE Defender is a fictional starfighter that appears in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including several games in the X-wing computer game series and a few Star Wars novels. ... In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, a Droid TIE fighter or TIE/D fighter is a vehicle used by the Galactic Empire. ... The TIE Hunter is a fictional Star Wars starfighter from the Expanded Universe. ... Image: http://i19. ... In the fictional Star Wars saga, the Alpha-class Xg-1 Star Wing Assault Gunboat is a Imperial starfighter constructed by Cyngus Spaceworks. ... In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, the XM-1 Novawing, commonly known as the Missile Boat was an Imperial starfighter built by Cygnus Spaceworks that was rushed into service to counter Grand Admiral Zaarins TIE Defenders. ... Skipray Blastboat in flight configuration (Illustration) The Sienar Fleet Systems GAT-12h Skipray Blastboat is a fictional starship in the Star Wars Universe. ... A-9 Vigilance Interceptors on patrol. ...

Capital ships
Star Destroyer | Super Star Destroyer | Executor | Nebulon-B Frigate | Corellian Corvette

Lancer-Class Frigate | Interdictor Cruiser | Carrack-Class Light Cruiser The capital ships of a navy are its important warships; the ones with the heaviest firepower and armor. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... The Super Star Destroyer (often abbreviated S.S.D.) is used to refer to any ship in the Star Wars fictional universe used by the Galactic Empires Starfleet with a wedge-shaped design that is larger than the 1,600 m long Imperial*-class Star Destroyer. ... The Executor was a large Super Star Destroyer in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The Nebulon-B Frigate is a starship from the fictional Star Wars universe, and it has also been known as the Escort Frigate or the Rebel Cruiser. ... Rear view The Corellian Corvette, also known as the Rebel Blockade Runner or simply Blockade Runner, is a ship from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Lancer-Class Frigates are combat spaceships in the Star Wars fictional universe, appearing in the Expanded Universe of novels and computer games. ... An Interdictor Cruiser is a starship from the fictional Star Wars Expanded universe capable of interfering with hyperspace travel with gravity wells. ... The Carrack-class Light Cruiser is a starship from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...

Other
Lambda-class shuttle | Death Star | Walker Dropship | World Devastator | Sun Crusher
See also
Star Wars air vehicles | Star Wars aquatic vehicles | Star Wars ground vehicles | Star Wars starfighters | Star Wars support craft

List of vehicles | List of minor vehicles In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Lambda-class shuttle is a standard light utility aerospacecraft in use throughout the Imperial Navy. ... The first Death Star, with TIE Fighters flying from it. ... In the fictional Star Wars, the Walker Dropship or the Y-85 Titan dropship and AT Barge was an important vehicle used to deploy AT-ATs and AT-STs into planetary systems. ... World Devastators In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, World Devastators were gigantic machines with strong tractor beams attached to them, employed by Emperor Palpatines clones. ... Diagram of the Sun Crusher The Sun Crusher is a prototype superweapon from the Star Wars universe. ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars air vehicles, including floaters, skyhoppers, and airspeeders. ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars aquatic vehicles. ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars ground vehicles, including tanks, landspeeders, and assault units. ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars starfighters. ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars assault gunboats, dropships, shuttles, space transports, and other support spaceships. ... This article is about minor vehicles in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Scimitar Assault Bomber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (233 words)
The Scimitar assault bomber was a replacement to the slow and bulky TIE bomber.
During Grand Admiral Thrawn's campaign to retake the Galaxy Core from Ysanne Isard and the New Republic, the Scimitar Assault Bombers were developed as a new generation of TIE Bombers.
In space, the Scimitar Assault Bomber is faster than any TIE Bomber and in planetary atmospheres it can travel at 1,150 km per hour and its divebomb speed is 1,250 km per hour.
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