A lot of you, as I know, don't have a clue what this fighter is or where it came from. It was originally from an early Star Wars game, Rebel Assault II, made in 1995. It's actually a pretty good game, but the fighter always made me drool and I've been semi-obsessed with it ever since. Several good models have been made for X-wing Alliance, but I decided Jedi Academy needed one too, and the current model of it is just so insufferably inaccurate that it made want to pull all of my hair out and donate it to the bald.
V-38 and Phantom variations are included (see comments section for more information on the special features of the Phantom variation).
This TIE, classified as an assault fighter due to its heavy weaponry, shields, and hyperdrive, has a three-pronged wing arrangment. It sports three wing-tip laser cannons and two chin-mounted cannons, generally used as ion cannons. Its hyperdrive is outfitted such that it can make only a few short jumps if need be. During one of Lord Vader's failed campaigns, a modified version of this fighter, called the TIE Phantom, was put into mass production. This fighter, while less powerful in armory, had the added bonus of a fully functional cloaking system which rendered it next to invisible to most scanners. Before the TIEs could reach their full potential, however, two Rebel agents destroyed the production facility the TIEs were being produced at. All of these Phantom TIEs were believed to be destroyed.
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