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"You always hear them first. Twin ion engines make TIE fighters howl as they fly by on patrols."
Ezra Bridger, on TIE fighters[src]

The twin ion engine of a TIE/ln space superiority starfighter

The twin ion engine was a type of ion sublight drive used in starships.

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A TIE Striker piloted by "Countdown," in pursuit of a Rebel Alliance X-wing.

The twin ion engine was an ion engine which propelled starships in space. This sublight drive was widely incorporated into various models of starfighters.[1]

The engine was used in Kuat Systems Engineering's[2] Eta-2 Actis-class light interceptor,[3] as well as Sienar Fleet Systems' TIE line.[4]

The TIE/sk x1 experimental air superiority fighter, also known as the TIE Striker, was a model of the TIE line in service to the Galactic Empire. This atmospheric fighter's twin ion engine[5] emmitted a blue light.[6]

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As twin ion engines appear every time a TIE fighter does, this list contains only specific mentions of twin ion engines.

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