Ships

TIE/In Interceptor
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In many ways, the Empire's extensive TIE Advanced program was little more than a series of experiments undertaken to find the best application for Sienar Fleet Systems' new I-s3a solar ionization reactor. The product of more than a decade of research and development, this power plant so outclassed its predecessors that the standard TIE/ln starfighter configuration simply could not be made to take advantage of it.

TIE/In Interceptor Mk.2
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Though loved by its pilots, the new TIE Interceptor was not without its problems. Most prominently, many aces being moved over to the new class found that they preferred the standard fighter's chin-mounted laser cannons to the Interceptor's wingtip mounts for precision aiming. While the L-s9.3 laser cannon was built for the chin position slot, the Interceptor did not have sufficient power to maintain a full rate of fire for six laser cannons, even with all power being directed to the weapons.

TIE/sa Bomber
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Carrying a payload greater than any other fighter currently in service on either side of the Galactic Civil War, the TIE/sa Bomber is the true heavy hitter of the conflict. Although it employs a P-s4 twin ion engine assembly on each side of its dual hulled design, this ship is far more than twice as heavy as its little brothers, even when emptied of ordinance. Because of the poor resultant thrust-to-mass ratio, the TIE/sa is a sluggish and cumbersome vessel, even by Clone Wars standards. What it lacks in speed, however, it more than makes up for in destructive capability.

TIE/sh Shuttle
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During the later development stages of the TIE/sa bomber, it was noted that the design would make for a highly economical sublight runabout. Far cheaper than a Lambda class shuttle, the bomber's lack of speed and shields were considered unimportant for the short ferry rides that officers often made between capital ships. The frame is also more robust and capable than an airspeeder, being able to transport its occupants into orbit or even on short intra-system journeys.

V38 Assault Fighter
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Sienar's current platform for starfighter scale technology demonstration is the V38, a highly flexible two or three seat design that resembles a scaled up descendent of the manufacturer's classic Dagger starfighter. Though shielded, hyperspace capable, and armed with a powerful array of laser cannons, the craft's offensive flexibility is hampered by a lack of secondary weapons, so its designation as an Assault Fighter is more a vestige of the planners' original intent than an accurate description of its real-world uses.

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