Just as the Galactic Empire used great fleets of starships to expand Imperial control across the galaxy, the subsequent authoritarian government, the First Order, used even more technologically advanced ships to unify planetary systems and crush all opposition. With both regimes, the most abundant and ubiquitous ships in their respective fleets were the notoriously lethal TIE fighters.
The TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual presents a thorough history of Sienar Fleet Systems’ twin ion engine space superiority fighter, from early concepts and prototypes to the mass-produced starfighters that fought countless battles against insurgent groups. The history of TIE fighters—including bombers, boarding craft, and shuttles—is fully illustrated with numerous photographs, schematics, exploded diagrams, and computer-generated artwork by Star WarsTM vehicle experts Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas. Text is by Ryder Windham, author and co-author of more than 70 Star Wars books. This Haynes Manual is the most thorough technical guide to TIE fighters available, and is fully authorized and approved by Lucasfilm.
- Sienar Fleet Systems and the TIE series
- Imperial TIE Fighters
- TIE Starfighter series
- First Order TIE Fighters
- Weapons and defensive systems
- The pilots, training and gear
- Size comparison chart
About the Author
Ryder Windham is the author and co-author of many Star WarsTM books. His previous collaborations with artists Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas include the YT-1300 Millennium Falcon Owners’ Workshop Manual and Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual.
Chris Reiff is an illustrator and product designer who has been working on Star Wars for more than 20 years. Among his other recent projects are product development for Anovos and Disney as well as Star Wars product packaging.