Red Tie Defender (Imperial Veterans)


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  • Red Tie Defender (Imperial Veterans)
  • Small Base
  • 1 Small Base Peg

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The TIE/D Defender, was a high performance TIE series starfighter developed for the Imperial Navy by Sienar Fleet Systems in a project overseen by Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin shortly before the Battle of Endor.  It represented a marked shift from the starfighter design philosophy from the previous TIE models.  The ship featured a hyperdrive as well as deflector shields to allow it to operate independently of imperial capital ships.  The ship’s speed and agility, combined with its arsenal of four laser cannons, two ion cannons, and two warhead launchers coupled with tractor beam capabilities via optical tractor projectors made it arguably the most advanced starfighter available during the Galactic Civil War period.

The high success rate of more advanced Rebel starfighters against standard imperial TIE fighters resulted in a mounting cost of replacing destroyed fighters.  That combined with the realization that the inclusion of a hyperdrive would allow fleets to be more flexible, cause the Imperial Navy to rethink its doctrine of using swarms of TIE fighters to overwhelm an enemy to pivot toward the utilization of fewer high-quality fighters to overcome their enemy in superior capabilities and training instead.  This lead not only to the utilization and development of the TIE/D Defender, but also the TIE Advanced X1 and the TIE Avenger.  Therefore the TIE Defender was seen as a logical advance of the TIE series from its original predecessor the TIE/ln fighter. 

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Weight 2 oz
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 4 in


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