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The TIE/ag "Aggressor" Starfighter, also referred to simply as the TIE aggressor or Aggressor, was a class of starfighter that was used by the Galactic Empire during the early rebellion against it and the subsequent Galactic Civil War.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The TIE/ag "Aggressor" Starfighter, also known as the TIE aggressor or simply the Aggressor, was a class of TIE line starfighter that was manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems and cost 75,000 credits. It was armed with forward-mounted medium laser cannons beneath the wings and a turret-mounted twin light laser cannon,[1] and could be outfitted with Barrage Rockets.[2] Similarly to other TIE line starships, the TIE aggressor had no deflector shields, no hyperdrive, no navigation computer, a twin ion engine, and two solar collectors that were also wings attached to a central cockpit. Unlike the other models, however, was that the hull was elongated for a dedicated gunner that operated the turret, while the pilot focused on operating the starfighter.[1]

Role[edit | edit source]

As a fast attack and medium strike fighter, the TIE aggressor was used against shipping and smuggling, and also acted as a patrol craft.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The TIE aggressor was introduced into the Imperial Navy shortly prior to the Rebel Alliance victory against the Galactic Empire at the Battle of Yavin, and was developed in response to an increase in Rebel Alliance-backed smuggling and shipping. It saw action throughout the Galactic Civil War, and the starfighter was used by an elite squadron.[1] At one point, a TIE aggressor flew near another TIE starship and fired a Barrage Rocket.[2]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The TIE/ag appears in canon in Fantasy Flight Games' 2020 roleplaying game sourcebook Starships and Speeders.[1] It originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity video game Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed.[3]

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Galactic Empire starship classes
Space stations
Class II · DS-1 · DS-2 · FireStar II-class · Golan I · Golan II · Golan III · Golan M3185 · Harbor-class · ICM-092792 · Imperial dockyard · Mk IX · Supertanker fuel depot
Star Dreadnoughts
Executor-class (Executor I-class · Executor II-class)
Assertor-class · Bellator-class · Mandator-class
Maelstrom-class · Secutor-class
Star Destroyers
Gladiator-class (Gladiator I) · Imperial-class (Imperial I-class · Imperial II-class) · qaz-class · Tector-class · Unidentified Interdictor vessel · Venator-class · Victory-class (Victory II-class)
Heavy cruisers
Dreadnought-class · Interdictor-class · Vindicator-class
Cantwell-class · Detainer CC-2200 · Immobilizer 418 · Onager-class
Active-class · CC-7700 · DP20 · EF76 Nebulon-B · IR-3F-class · Pelta-class · Razor-class · Surveyor-class
Imperial escort carrier · Quasar Fire-class (Quasar Fire I-class · Quasar Fire II-class)
Light cruisers & corvettes
Arquitens-class command (Prison-tug) · Arquitens-class light · Carrack-class · Class 546 · Imperial Gozanti-class (Gozanti-class Assault · Gozanti-class espionage) · S-46I
Alderaanian diplomatic cruiser (CR90) · Raider-class (Raider I-class · Raider II-class)
Aerial landing platform · BFF-1 · Class four container · Eta-class · Theta-class · Xiytiar-class · Y-45 · Y-85 Titan
Light craft
Abecederian line (Delta-class T-3c · Lambda-class T-4a · T-5 Deliverance) · Action series (Action VI bulk freighter) · Assault gunboat · Escort gunboat · Harbinger courier · HAET-221 · Imperial Dropship Transport · Imperial heavy freighter · Imperial transport · Nu-class · Sentinel-class · Star Commuter 2000 · Stormtrooper transport · Theta-class T-2c · VT-49 Decimator · YT-2400 light freighter · Zeta-class cargo · Zeta-class
Starfighters & bombers
Alpha-class Xg1 · ARC-40b · ARC-170 · ARX-T3 Suncutter · Clone Z-95 · Delta-series (Alpha-3 Nimbus-class · Eta-2 Actis-class)
TIE line (Auto-fighter · Outland TIE · TIE Advanced v1 · TIE Advanced x1 · TIE/ag · TIE/sa · TIE/rb · TIE/D (TIE/D Elite) · TIE/LN · TIE fighter prototype · TIE/gt · TIE/IN · TIE lander · TIE/ph · TIE/ca · TIE/rp · TIE scout · TIE/sh · TIE/sk · TIE training drone) · XL-5 Guardian
Other classes
Imperial Planetary Occupation Facility · Praetor II-class
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