"Here They Come"- TIE Fighter Variant Databank Update!

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  1. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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  2. RogueWompRat Jedi Youngling

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    s'been a long-o time, thats fer sure.
  3. GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Grand Master

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    Intresting, Very Intresting
  4. Matthew Trias Force Ghost

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    Notice the reference to the unlimited supply of clones at the disposal of the Empire in the TIE Droid fighter entry. ItActually, it mentions the clones and Academy trained personnel.

    So, they used both. ;) I guess that answers that.

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  6. Knight1192 Jedi Grand Master

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    Looking at some of the others that haven't appeared in the movies, I half expected they'd also made a model of the TIE/D. Too bad it's the only one without what appears to be a model, either computer generated or actually made.
  7. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Where does the TIE/gt originate from? Kenner? [face_batting]
  8. Pelranius Force Ghost

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    A pity they didn't show the TIE Phantom, much less any of the Uglies.
  9. Knight1192 Jedi Grand Master

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    Where does the TIE/gt originate from? Kenner?


    Good question. At least half of the entries have a behind-the-scenes info section in addition to the EU section. The TIE/gt, TIE/rc, and TIE/fc are mentioned in the TIE Fighter entry of the second edition to A Guide to the Star Wars Universe and the source listed is the Star Wars Sourcebook from WEG. So I assume they originated there.
  10. JoruusCbaoth Jedi Master

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    Only picture I've seen of the GT comes from the WEG Imperial sourcebook, and it looks like a TIE/LN with thicker wing struts and a launcher below the cockpit, and only a single chin-mount laser cannon.
  11. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

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    It's missing TIE Advanced, or are they the TIE Avenger cousins?
  12. Darth_Sloth Jedi Master

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  13. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    "TIE Advanced, or are they the TIE Avenger"

    According to the original Tie Fighter game, Stele Chronicles, strategy guide, and later sourcebooks, TIE Advanced, and TIE Avenger are two names for the same type of fighter.

    Avenger was just the informal nickname.

    However that's not counting "Darth Vader's Tie Fighter" which was an older model, and slightly different design.
  14. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

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    That's true, the EGVV makes mention of it. But Vader's TIE Advance in the Death Star trench is different looking to the TIE Avenger. One is a thicker-looking TIE, the other has Interceptor-like wings, those forked shapes. Vader's one in E4 didn't.
  15. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    Hence;

    "However that's not counting "Darth Vader's Tie Fighter" which was an older model, and slightly different design."

    To specify further when you start breaking down the various models, you start using numbers like X1, :p...
  16. Pelranius Force Ghost

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    And there were those monstrosities from one of those Rebel Assault games involving that Imperial Admiral (one paneled TIEs with turbolasers attached)
  17. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    The V-38's(no cloaking device), or Tie Phantom(cloaking device)
  18. Knight1192 Jedi Grand Master

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    If you read the Avenger entry, you see it say that it's still a TIE Advanced. Just one of the various TIE fighters to result From Vader's TIE Advanced x1. About the only real visual difference I've ever seen between the two is the Avenger's solar panels look to have a pair of wedges fore and aft.
  19. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    2 engines on the Avenger/Advanced vs. the 4 on Darth Vader's IIRC.
  20. Kast_Morben Force Ghost

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    Is the TIE shuttle another name for the TIE boarding craft? They look awfully similar.
  21. AdmiralZaarin Jedi Grand Master

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    Nah, the TIE Boarding Craft has laser hullcutters (IIRC) and whatnot for actually breaking into ships.

    TIE Shuttles are just for moving personnell around. They also serve as excellent hearses! (Needa ;))
  22. 4LOM Jedi Knight

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    I remember in the Marvel Comics series there was a similar TIE shuttle (but I believe that it looked different)to the one detailed in the Databank. It had a ramp for disembarking and boarding, and it ferried a Stormtrooper bomb squad to Cloud City.

    As long as we are being completists... :)
  23. --Corran_Horn-- Jedi Knight

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    Too bad there are no uglies in the entries. I've always thought that the clutches from I, Jedi seemed like more cost effective versions of the TIE defender.

    still, the new entries are cool...
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  25. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Isn't this the first time they've confirmed just what it was Needa used in ESB as being a "TIE Shuttle"?
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