The TIE/ln starfighter or TIE/line starfighter, simply known as the TIE Fighter or T/F, was the standard imperial starfighter for the Empire’s Imperial Fleet. It was seen in massive numbers throughout the most of the Galactic Civil War and afterward. Colloquially, Rebel and New Republic pilots referred to them as “eyeballs.”
The TIE/ln starfighter became the base model upon which other variants were based upon. Variants such as the TIE/sa bomber, TIE/ln interceptor, TIE/D Defender, TIE/D automated starfighter, and many more. The TIE/ln starfighter was a descendent of the V-wing starfighter of the Galactic Republic, and was also manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems.