#AtoZChallenge: TIE Fighters


TIE Fighters

From the StarWars.com Databank


The TIE fighter was the unforgettable symbol of the Imperial fleet. Carried aboard Star Destroyers and battle stations, TIE fighters were single-pilot vehicles designed for fast-paced dogfights with Rebel X-wings and other starfighters. The iconic TIE fighter led to other models in the TIE family including the dagger-shaped TIE Interceptor and the explosive-laden TIE bomber. The terrifying roar of a TIE’s engines would strike fear into the hearts of all enemies of the Empire.

My husband, Michael, has always liked TIE Fighters ever since he was a kid. The reason is that these vehicles have a futuristic and sci-fi look to them that appealed to him.

My husband really loved this vintage Star Wars toy, which held one figure. Of course, the figure he placed inside was Darth Vader.


Even as an adult, one of my husband’s favorite PC games is Star Wars TIE Fighter.


My husband likes that Star Wars Rebels features several different TIE Fighters including:



The Inquisitor’s TIE Advanced prototype was superior to typical TIE fighters, featuring faster engines, S-foils with more efficient solar gather panels, upgraded laser cannons, and a projectile launcher that fired Imperial XX-23 S-Thread Tracers.

Sabines’s masterpiece“, which is a repainted TIE fighter stolen by Zeb and Ezra early in season one.


Darth Vader’s TIE fighter as seen in the Season 2 Trailer

My husband is also excited to see that TIE Fighters are one of the vehicles returning in Star Wars The Force Awakens based on the two trailers released for this film.


So what do you think of TIE Fighters?  Are you, like my husband, excited to see them in Star Wars Rebels and in Star Wars The Force Awakens?



About Patty Hammond

I am a self proclaimed fangirl who is disguised as a mild mannered data analyst for a consulting firm. You can find me on Twitter as @pattybones2 or @Everyday_Fangrl

One response to “#AtoZChallenge: TIE Fighters”

  1. jeremyh05251977 says :

    AWESOME… I wish I had one. Just to hear the screams they make flying over… thank you.

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There’s no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood… is Nuts?

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