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The '''TIE/sk x1 experimental air superiority fighter''', also known as the '''TIE/sk atmospheric fighter''' or simply the '''TIE striker''', was a streamlined variant of the [[TIE line]] [[starfighter]]s used by the [[Galactic Empire]], most notably during the [[Battle of Scarif]]. Specialized for in-[[atmosphere]] missions, the [[atmospheric fighter]] was identifiable by its horizontal high-speed wings and large central pod. Largely because of its specialization for such missions, it was one of the few TIE models to be used by the [[Imperial Army]] as well as the [[Imperial Navy]].
 
The '''TIE/sk x1 experimental air superiority fighter''', also known as the '''TIE/sk atmospheric fighter''' or simply the '''TIE striker''', was a streamlined variant of the [[TIE line]] [[starfighter]]s used by the [[Galactic Empire]], most notably during the [[Battle of Scarif]]. Specialized for in-[[atmosphere]] missions, the [[atmospheric fighter]] was identifiable by its horizontal high-speed wings and large central pod. Largely because of its specialization for such missions, it was one of the few TIE models to be used by the [[Imperial Army]] as well as the [[Imperial Navy]].
   
 
==Characteristics==
 
==Characteristics==
[[File:TIE striker schematic.png|thumb|left|200px|A TIE striker schematic]]
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[[File:TIE striker schematic.png|thumb|left|200px|TIE striker schematics]]
 
The TIE striker featured flat, high-speed, pointed wings which were specially designed for in-[[atmosphere]] combat.<ref name="Visual Guide" /><ref name="EW" /> For this reason it was faster than the standard [[TIE/ln space superiority starfighter]].<ref name="Visual Guide" /><ref name="Head to Head">''[[Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head]]'' states that the [[TIE/ln space superiority starfighter]] had a maximum speed of 1,200 [[Kilometer per hour|kph]].</ref> The TIE striker was able to gain additional speed by curling down its wings,<ref name="EW" /> engaging from flight mode to attack mode.<ref name="Visual Guide" /> The atmospheric fighter was heavily armed, sporting four pairs of [[Laser cannon|laser barrels]]<ref name="Visual Guide" /> and [[proton bomb]]s that were particularly effective against vehicle units, dealing heavy damage over a large area.<ref name="Commander">''[[Star Wars: Commander]]''</ref> Although its intended role was as an atmospheric fighter, it could also be used as a [[starfighter]] to some extent,<ref name="Imperial Trainee card" /> and accompany traditional [[TIE line|TIE fighters]].<ref name="SWCE" /> The TIE striker could be further modified with lightweight frames, thus allowing for an increased speed.<ref name="TIE Striker Expansion Pack">{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack}}</ref> The craft was also useful for shifting supplies and personnel from orbit to the [[planet]] surface, thanks to a larger central pod.<ref name="EW" />
 
The TIE striker featured flat, high-speed, pointed wings which were specially designed for in-[[atmosphere]] combat.<ref name="Visual Guide" /><ref name="EW" /> For this reason it was faster than the standard [[TIE/ln space superiority starfighter]].<ref name="Visual Guide" /><ref name="Head to Head">''[[Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head]]'' states that the [[TIE/ln space superiority starfighter]] had a maximum speed of 1,200 [[Kilometer per hour|kph]].</ref> The TIE striker was able to gain additional speed by curling down its wings,<ref name="EW" /> engaging from flight mode to attack mode.<ref name="Visual Guide" /> The atmospheric fighter was heavily armed, sporting four pairs of [[Laser cannon|laser barrels]]<ref name="Visual Guide" /> and [[proton bomb]]s that were particularly effective against vehicle units, dealing heavy damage over a large area.<ref name="Commander">''[[Star Wars: Commander]]''</ref> Although its intended role was as an atmospheric fighter, it could also be used as a [[starfighter]] to some extent,<ref name="Imperial Trainee card" /> and accompany traditional [[TIE line|TIE fighters]].<ref name="SWCE" /> The TIE striker could be further modified with lightweight frames, thus allowing for an increased speed.<ref name="TIE Striker Expansion Pack">{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack}}</ref> The craft was also useful for shifting supplies and personnel from orbit to the [[planet]] surface, thanks to a larger central pod.<ref name="EW" />
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
{{Quote|I've got one on my tail!|X-wing pilot at the Battle of Scarif|Rogue One: A Star Wars Story}}
 
{{Quote|I've got one on my tail!|X-wing pilot at the Battle of Scarif|Rogue One: A Star Wars Story}}
In large part due to the decommissioning of many clone troopers from the ranks of the [[Imperial Military]], fresh cadets were often utilized for piloting the TIE striker, of which at least one squadron did a fly-by near the then-under construction Death Star.<ref name="Imperial Trainee card">{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack|cardname=Imperial Trainee&mdash;TIE Striker}}</ref>
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In large part due to the decommissioning of many clone troopers from the ranks of the [[Imperial Military]], fresh cadets were often utilized for piloting the TIE striker, of which at least one squadron did a fly-by near the then-under construction Death Star.<ref name="Imperial Trainee card" />
[[File:TIE striker in-atmosphere.jpg|thumb|left|250px|A TIE striker flying in-atmosphere]]
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<div style="float:right">[[File:TIE striker in-atmosphere.jpg|thumb|250px|A TIE striker flying in-atmosphere]]</div>
The TIE striker served the [[Galactic Empire]] during the [[Galactic Civil War]],<ref name="Visual Guide" /> a [[The galaxy|galaxy]]-wide conflict in which the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic]] waged a rebellion against the Empire to restore [[Democracy|democratic]] [[Politics|rule]] to the galaxy.<ref name="Episode IV">[[Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope|''Star Wars'': Episode IV ''A New Hope'']]</ref> The starfighter was utilized for in-[[atmosphere]] engagements and the defense of important Imperial bases.<ref name="Visual Guide" /> In particular, because of the secrecy behind the [[Imperial security complex]] on the jungle planet [[Scarif]] requiring a vigilant and swift defense force, the TIE pilots stationed there utilized the strikers.<ref name="Scarif Defender card">{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack|cardname=Scarif Defender&mdash;TIE Striker}}</ref> The TIE strikers notably defended Scarif during a Rebel [[Battle of Scarif|attack]]<ref name="EW" /> that was part of the Rebel mission to steal the [[Death Star plans|plans]] to the [[Death Star]]. During the battle, the TIE strikers entered dogfights with various Rebel aligned craft, with some also escorting a [[TIE Reaper]] to deliver a squad of [[death trooper]]s, the personal guards for Director [[Orson Callan Krennic]], to deal with Rogue One.<ref name="Rogue One" />
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The TIE striker served the [[Galactic Empire]] during the [[Galactic Civil War]],<ref name="Visual Guide" /> a [[The galaxy|galaxy]]-wide conflict in which the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic]] waged a rebellion against the Empire to restore [[Democracy|democratic]] [[Politics|rule]] to the galaxy.<ref name="Episode IV">[[Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope|''Star Wars'': Episode IV ''A New Hope'']]</ref> The starfighter was utilized for in-[[atmosphere]] engagements and the defense of important Imperial bases.<ref name="Visual Guide" /> In particular, because of the secrecy behind the [[Imperial security complex]] on the jungle planet [[Scarif]] requiring a vigilant and swift defense force, the TIE pilots stationed there utilized the strikers.<ref name="Scarif Defender card">{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack|cardname=Scarif Defender&mdash;TIE Striker}}</ref>
   
The TIE striker was still in the service of the Galactic Empire<ref name="Poe Dameron 9">''[[Poe Dameron 9: The Gathering Storm, Part II]]''</ref> in [[5 ABY]],<ref name="Date Note #2">''[[Star Wars: Galactic Atlas]]'' places the [[Battle of Jakku]] in the [[Standard year|year]] [[5 ABY]].</ref> with several TIE strikers being present at the [[Rothana]] [[Rothana Imperial Shipyards|Imperial Shipyards]] around the time of the [[Battle of Jakku]].<ref name="Poe Dameron 9" /> During the battle itself, TIE strikers were utilized on [[Jakku]]'s surface to combat the [[New Republic]].<ref name="AEE">''[[Aftermath: Empire's End]]''</ref>
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Sometime after the [[smuggler]] [[Han Solo]] took ownership of his [[starship]] ''[[Millennium Falcon]]'', a TIE Striker could be found at [[Nodo's shipyard]].<ref name="Chhoose your Adventure">''[[Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure]]''</ref>
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[[File:TIEStriker-TFOWM.jpg|thumb|left|A TIE striker in flight]]
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The TIE strikers notably defended Scarif during a Rebel [[Battle of Scarif|attack]]<ref name="EW" /> that was part of the Rebel mission to steal the [[Death Star plans|plans]] to the [[DS-1 Orbital Battle Station|Death Star]]. During the battle, the TIE strikers entered dogfights with various Rebel aligned craft, with some also escorting a [[TIE/rp Reaper attack lander]] to deliver a squad of [[death trooper]]s to deal with Rogue One.<ref name="Rogue One" />
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The TIE striker was still in the service of the Galactic Empire<ref name="Poe Dameron 9">''[[Poe Dameron 9: The Gathering Storm, Part II]]''</ref> in [[5 ABY]],<ref name="Date Note #2">''[[Star Wars: Galactic Atlas]]'' places the [[Battle of Jakku]] in the [[Standard year|year]] [[5 ABY]].</ref> with several TIE strikers being present at the [[Rothana]] [[Rothana Imperial Shipyards|Imperial Shipyards]] around the time of the [[Battle of Jakku]].<ref name="Poe Dameron 9" /> During the battle itself, TIE strikers were utilized on [[Jakku]]'s surface to combat the [[New Republic]].<ref name="Empire's End" />
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
The TIE striker was created and developed for the [[2016]] [[Star Wars Anthology Series|film]] ''[[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]''. The TIE striker was first revealed on [[May 17]], [[2016]], in a preview for ''Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide'', a canceled reference book for the film.<ref name="Visual Guide" />
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The TIE striker was created and developed for the [[2016]] [[Star Wars Anthology Series|film]] ''[[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]''. The TIE striker was first revealed on [[May 17]], [[2016]], in a preview for ''Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide'', a cancelled reference book for the film that was rewritten as ''[[Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide]]''.<ref name="Visual Guide" />
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Star Wars Battlefront II]]'' {{Vision|Kylo Ren}}
 
*''[[Star Wars Battlefront II]]'' {{Vision|Kylo Ren}}
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*''[[Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure]]''
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*{{InsiderCite|170|The Voice of the Empire}}
 
*{{InsiderCite|170|The Voice of the Empire}}
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*''[[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]''
 
*''[[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]''
 
*[[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (novelization)|''Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'' novelization]]
 
*[[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (novelization)|''Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'' novelization]]
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*''[[Star Wars: Rogue One Book and Model]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Rogue One Book and Model]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier]]''
 
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*{{LEGOCite|ro|75154|TIE Striker}}
 
*{{HasbroCite|set=Star Wars: Rogue One (toy line)|text=''Star Wars: Rogue One''|pack=TIE Striker|link=TIE-Striker-Rogue-One-Star-Wars-Hasbro.asp}}
 
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*''[[TIE Striker Expansion Pack|X-Wing: TIE Striker Expansion Pack]]''
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*[[TIE Striker Expansion Pack|''X-Wing: TIE Striker Expansion Pack'']]
 
*{{SW|url=video/star-wars-go-rogue-chapter-3|text=Go Rogue Chapter 3}}
 
*{{SW|url=video/star-wars-go-rogue-chapter-3|text=Go Rogue Chapter 3}}
 
*{{SW|url=video/the-star-wars-show-episode-23|text=The Star Wars Show Episode 23}}
 
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*''[[Entertainment Weekly's Ultimate Guide to Rogue One]]''
 
*''[[Entertainment Weekly's Ultimate Guide to Rogue One]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide]]'' {{1stID}}
 
*''[[Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide]]'' {{1stID}}
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*''[[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story The Official Collector's Edition]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: On the Front Lines]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: On the Front Lines]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: The Rebel Files]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: The Rebel Files]]''
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*''[[Dawn of Rebellion]]'' {{1stID|TIE/sk Striker Multi-Role Fighter}}
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*''[[TIE Fighter Owners' Workshop Manual]]''
 
*{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack}}
 
*{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack}}
 
*{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack|cardname=Duchess&mdash;TIE Striker}}
 
*{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack|cardname=Duchess&mdash;TIE Striker}}
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*{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack|cardname=Scarif Defender&mdash;TIE Striker}}
 
*{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack|cardname=Scarif Defender&mdash;TIE Striker}}
 
*{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack|cardname=Imperial Trainee&mdash;TIE Striker}}
 
*{{FFGXW|TIE Striker Expansion Pack|cardname=Imperial Trainee&mdash;TIE Striker}}
*{{Databank|tie-striker|TIE striker}}
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

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The TIE/sk x1 experimental air superiority fighter, also known as the TIE/sk atmospheric fighter or simply the TIE striker, was a streamlined variant of the TIE line starfighters used by the Galactic Empire, most notably during the Battle of Scarif. Specialized for in-atmosphere missions, the atmospheric fighter was identifiable by its horizontal high-speed wings and large central pod. Largely because of its specialization for such missions, it was one of the few TIE models to be used by the Imperial Army as well as the Imperial Navy.

Characteristics

TIE striker schematic

TIE striker schematics

The TIE striker featured flat, high-speed, pointed wings which were specially designed for in-atmosphere combat.[1][6] For this reason it was faster than the standard TIE/ln space superiority starfighter.[1][11] The TIE striker was able to gain additional speed by curling down its wings,[6] engaging from flight mode to attack mode.[1] The atmospheric fighter was heavily armed, sporting four pairs of laser barrels[1] and proton bombs that were particularly effective against vehicle units, dealing heavy damage over a large area.[12] Although its intended role was as an atmospheric fighter, it could also be used as a starfighter to some extent,[9] and accompany traditional TIE fighters.[7] The TIE striker could be further modified with lightweight frames, thus allowing for an increased speed.[13] The craft was also useful for shifting supplies and personnel from orbit to the planet surface, thanks to a larger central pod.[6]

History

"I've got one on my tail!"
―X-wing pilot at the Battle of Scarif[src]

In large part due to the decommissioning of many clone troopers from the ranks of the Imperial Military, fresh cadets were often utilized for piloting the TIE striker, of which at least one squadron did a fly-by near the then-under construction Death Star.[9]

TIE striker in-atmosphere

A TIE striker flying in-atmosphere

The TIE striker served the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War,[1] a galaxy-wide conflict in which the Alliance to Restore the Republic waged a rebellion against the Empire to restore democratic rule to the galaxy.[14] The starfighter was utilized for in-atmosphere engagements and the defense of important Imperial bases.[1] In particular, because of the secrecy behind the Imperial security complex on the jungle planet Scarif requiring a vigilant and swift defense force, the TIE pilots stationed there utilized the strikers.[15]

Sometime after the smuggler Han Solo took ownership of his starship Millennium Falcon, a TIE Striker could be found at Nodo's shipyard.[16]

TIEStriker-TFOWM

A TIE striker in flight

The TIE strikers notably defended Scarif during a Rebel attack[6] that was part of the Rebel mission to steal the plans to the Death Star. During the battle, the TIE strikers entered dogfights with various Rebel aligned craft, with some also escorting a TIE/rp Reaper attack lander to deliver a squad of death troopers to deal with Rogue One.[5]

The TIE striker was still in the service of the Galactic Empire[17] in 5 ABY,[18] with several TIE strikers being present at the Rothana Imperial Shipyards around the time of the Battle of Jakku.[17] During the battle itself, TIE strikers were utilized on Jakku's surface to combat the New Republic.[10]

Behind the scenes

The TIE striker was created and developed for the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The TIE striker was first revealed on May 17, 2016, in a preview for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide, a cancelled reference book for the film that was rewritten as Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide.[1]

Appearances

Sources

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