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I-7 Howlrunner
Combat Designation
Assault Fighter
1 pilot, optional co-pilot
Two Laser Cannons
No; present on specialized I-7's
Era Introduced
Emperor's reappearance on Byss

A starfighter designed for the Empire around the time of Emperor Palpatine's rebirth on Byss, it surprisingly came to the Empire from Incom, a perennial supplier of Rebel starfighters. It has been nicknamed for the Kamarian Howlrunner. It resembles a streamlined T-47 airspeeder in shape, being a long, wedge-shaped craft with a rectangular midsection. Little is known about the I-7's performance in battle, although initial engagements during the struggle against the clones of Emperor Palpatine on Byss suggest that has excellent maneuverability and can take a lot of punishment. The ship measures 11.4 meters in length, and is armed with a pair of laser cannons. It was the first major starfighter design to come from the nationalized Incom Corporation, in response to the Kuat Drive Yards A-9 Vigilance Interceptor and the FreiTek E-Wing.

The I-7 "Howlrunner" is typical of most Incom designs, although it was originally intended to compete with Sienar's TIE series of fighters. The Howlrunner is lightly armed and normally doesn't include a hyperdrive, like the TIEs; however, some of these ships do include a hyperdrive, and can accommodate an additional occupant in the cockpit.

TIE Short Range Fighter
TIE/ln Font Line Fighter
TIE/rc Reconnaissance Fighter
TIE/rc mkII "Vanguard"
TIE/fc Fire Control Fighter
TIE Interceptor
TIE/ad Advanced
TIE/de Defender
TIE/st V38 "Phantom"
TIE/ae Aerodynamic-Enhanced
TIE/co "Commando"
TIE/fci Fire Control Interceptor
TIE/gt Ground Support Fighter
TIE Bomber
TIE Scimitar
TIE/bc Boarding Craft
TIE/sh Shuttle
TIE/ts Training System
TIE/ew Electronic Warfare
TIE/tb Torpedo Bomber
TIE/e1 m1 Remote Control
TIE/e2 m2 Remote Control
TIE/e3 m3 Remote Control
TIE/e4 m4 Remote Control
TIE/e5 m5 Remote Control
TIE/src Long-range Scout
TIE/aq Aquatic Fighter
TIE/d Automated Droid Fighter
TIE/rpt "Raptor"
XG-1 "Assault Gunboat"
Cygnus Missile Boat
I-7 Howlrunner
A-9 Vigilance Interceptor