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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 engine which propelled starships in space. The sublight drive was widely incorporated into various models of starfighters.[1] The engine was used in Sienar Fleet Systems' TIE line and made the distinct high-pitched shrieking sound they were known for.[2]

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[3] emmitted a blue light.[4]

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