- "TIE Raptors. New design, nice to fly."
- ―Tetran Cowall
The TIE/rpt starfighter, or TIE Raptor, was an unofficial, smaller variant of the standard TIE Fighter.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Like all TIE Series craft, the Raptor had a spherical cockpit with an octagonal forward window, but rather than the usual large wings on either side, it had four short fins protruding directly from the cockpit assembly at right angles to one another. Although not as fast as a TIE Interceptor, it was as maneuverable as an A-wing, and heavily armed, with four laser cannons and two concussion missile tubes. A few prototypes were also equipped with shields.
History[edit | edit source]
Sienar Fleet Systems played no role in the project aside from creating the original TIE series design lineage, and the Raptor saw little or no use among units of the Imperial Navy loyal to central authorities.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- X-Wing: Solo Command (First appearance)