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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.

CharacteristicsEdit

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]

RoleEdit

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]

HistoryEdit

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 scenesEdit

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
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
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Assertor-class · Executor-class (Executor I-class · Executor II-class)
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Bellator-class · Mandator-class
Star Destroyers
Gladiator-class (Gladiator I) · Imperial-class (Imperial I-class · Imperial II-class) · Interdictor-class · Onager-class · qaz-class · Secutor-class · Tector-class · Venator-class · Victory-class (Victory II-class)
Heavy cruisers
Dreadnought-class · Maelstrom-class · Vindicator-class
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Active-class · CC-7700 · DP20 · EF76 Nebulon-B · Gozanti-class Assault · Imperial escort carrier · IR-3F-class · Pelta-class · Quasar Fire-class (Quasar Fire I-class · Quasar Fire II-class) · Razor-class · Surveyor-class
Cruisers & corvettes
Alderaanian diplomatic cruiser (CR90) · Arquitens-class command (Prison-tug) · Arquitens-class light · Cantwell-class · Carrack-class · Detainer CC-2200 · Gozanti-class · Immobilizer 418 · Raider-class (Raider I-class · Raider II-class)
Transports
Abecederian line (Delta-class T-3c · Lambda-class T-4a) · Assault shuttle · Class four · Eta-class · Imperial Dropship Transport · Nu-class · Sentinel-class · Star Commuter 2000 · Theta-class · Theta-class T-2c · Y-45 · Y-85 Titan · Zeta-class cargo shuttle · Zeta-class shuttle
Starfighters and bombers
Alpha-3 Nimbus-class · Alpha-class Xg1 · ARC-170 · Eta-2 Actis-class
TIE line (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)
Other classes
Aerial landing platform · Assault gunboat · Escort gunboat · Harbinger courier ship · IGV-55 surveillance vessel · Imperial heavy freighter · Imperial Planetary Occupation Facility · Praetor II-class · Unidentified Interdictor vessel · VT-49 Decimator · YT-2400 light freighter
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