TIE/ag Aggressor

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Galactic Empire

Contents:

  • TIE/ag Aggressor
  • 1 Small Base
  • 1 Small Base Peg

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Description

The TIE/AG Aggressor starfighter, full name SANTHE/SIENAR Technologies TIE
Aggressor
, was a multi-role superiority starfighter-strike fighter. Its specific role was a hybrid fighter/bomber.

Like most other TIE Series starfighters, the TIE Aggressor sacrificed shields and armor for firepower and maneuverability. It was strong in multipurpose mission profiles, but was
more expensive than specialist fighters, like the TIE/IN interceptor or the TIE/sa bomber, and its pilots required more training. As such, it was noted as being a TIE fighter that was a combination of a fighter and a bomber, the craft saw limited use, and never really left the experimental phase. In addition, the fighters also had similar maneuverability to the Y-wing
starfighter, which combined with their lack of a shield generator made them fairly easy to ambush by Rebel fighters.  The overall frame was longer than a TIE/LN, but it nonetheless possessed similar features to various TIEs, including the lack of shielding, the series’ signature twin ion engines, the spherical command pod, and the broad solar collector wings. Unlike the other TIEs, the command pod’s hull is extended to include room for an on-board gunner to operate the fighter’s primary weapons system: the dorsal-turret mounted
light laser cannons.

This ship had a laser cannon turret on the top-back of the craft used to defend the craft
from pursuers. With a good gunner, the rear turret could be very accurate and hard to evade, which made attacks from the rear or above very difficult even with all shield power channeled forward. Many TIE Aggressor pilots were trained to skirt the outer edges of a 
combat zone, letting their gunner take shots at any enemy fighters that were currently
engaging 
Imperial craft. If any enemy fighters attempted to pursue the Aggressor, the pilot would fly away from the combat zone, exposing the pursuing craft to the rear turret, while the Aggressor’s wingmate would fall in behind the Rebel fighter. The ship represented a distinct break in typical Imperial Starfighter design philosophy, placing survivability and
performance over cost efficiency and ease of maintenance.

Like most Imperial fighters, the Aggressor sported a small profile, making it a difficult target to hit. Its maneuverability suffered however, as what limited space was available was needed to provide additional power for the turret. In addition, as the turret needed extra firing space around the sides of the ship to line up shots, the Aggressor had a distinct shortage of ionization and radiation paneling in comparison to most TIE fighters. Because of this shortage of space, the standard TIE cockpit pod used for the Aggressor was lacking its
usual chin-mounted weapon hardpoints, instead utilizing external racks for modular forward-facing laser cannons. These cannons rounded out the already impressive dorsal turret.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 4 in

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