The TIE/rp Reaper attack lander, also known simply as the TIE Reaper, was a TIE line transport manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems, and used by the Galactic Empire as a troop transport. In particular, it was designed specifically to ferry elite troops to flashpoints on a battlefield, such as Orson Krennic's Death Troopers on Scarif.
The TIE Reaper featured flat, pointed, horizontal wings. It also had a large horizontal stabilizer hinged between the two main wings. It was similar in design to the TIE striker, a streamlined TIE variant specialized for in-atmosphere missions.
At least one TIE Reaper was present in the Ring of Kafrene during Rebel Captain Cassian Andor's mission to the asteroid belt in 0 BBY. Another TIE Reaper had been present during the Mission to Eadu, piloted by Captain Feroph. Another TIE Reaper was notably used during the Battle of Scarif to insert Director Orson Krennic's guard squadron of death troopers into battle to defeat Rogue One—a squad of Rebel soldiers that took it upon themselves to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's planet killer superweapon. In order to ensure the TIE Reaper could successfully insert the squad, it was escorted by a flight of TIE strikers. Around 34 years later, in 34 ABY, a criminal organization called the Ranc gang had TIE Reapers under their command on the planet Kaddak.
Behind the scenesEdit
The TIE Reaper first appeared, albeit unnamed, in the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and was designed by co-production designer Doug Chiang. The starship first identified as TIE Reaper in Electronic Arts' mobile game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
- Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (First identified as TIE Reaper)
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Rogue One Adaptation 6
- Alphabet Squadron
- Poe Dameron 10: The Gathering Storm, Part III
- The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – TIE Reaper Expansion Pack
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
- Knights of Fate (First identified as TIE/rp Reaper attack lander)
- TIE Fighter Owners' Workshop Manual
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 TIE Fighter Owners' Workshop Manual
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Poe Dameron 10: The Gathering Storm, Part III
- ↑ Knights of Fate
- ↑ * Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – TIE Reaper Expansion Pack (Card: Scarif Base Pilot—TIE Reaper)
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – TIE Reaper Expansion Pack (Card: Captain Feroph—TIE Reaper)