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TIE/de Defender
Sienar Fleet Systems
Combat Designation
Long-range Fighter/Bomber/Interceptor
Propulsion System
SFS P-sz9.7 Twin Ion Engines
1 pilot
Speed Rating
155 MGLT (some reports over 200)
Four SFS L-s9.3 Laser Cannons
Two Ion Cannons
Two Warhead Launchers (up to 16 torpedoes)
SFS ND9 Hyperdrive Activator Unit
Forward/Rear projecting Novaldex Shields (200SBD); Titanium hull with Quadranium Steel armored Solar Panels

The TIE Defender is an advanced TIE model employing shields and a hyperdrive. This 10-meter starfighter took the stability and agility of the TIE Interceptor's bent-wing design and added a third bent-wing to it. Not much is known about the TIE/de, as it was never fully accepted in battle and never mass-produced.

The TIE Defender was used to defeat the traitor Admiral Zaarin, although the missions were so secret that very few Imperial officials were unaware of its role. The TIE Defender was produced at a cost of over 300,000 credits per fighter - about five times the cost of a TIE/ln. This, plus the political upheaval created by the Battle of Endor and the fact that it had an aft blindspot created by the wing placement, led to the demise of the TIE Defender as a widely-accepted starfighter.

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