The TIE/LN starfighter, or TIE/line starfighter, simply known as the TIE Fighter, was the standard Imperial starfighter seen in massive numbers throughout most of the Galactic Civil War and onward. Colloquially, Rebel and New Republic pilots referred to the craft as "eyeballs."
The TIE fighter is the original design for later upgraded TIE models such as TIE/sa bomber, TIE/IN interceptor, TIE/D Defender, TIE/D automated starfighter, and many more. The TIE Fighter was a descendant of the T.I.E. starfighter and the V-wing starfighter, both developed for the Galactic Republic, and was manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems. In addition to the T.I.E. and V-wing, it was also descended from the TIE starfighter, the first TIE model developed for the Galactic Empire.
- Age 14 years and up
- Item No: MMS256
- Approx Dimensions (unassembled): 10cm
- No glue or solder needed
- Highly detailed, 3D laser etched metal sheets.
- Parts easily clipped from the metal sheets using clippers and tweezers for bending (both not included)
- Display stand not included
- 2x Metal Sheets
- Illustrated Instructions