Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Starships of the Galaxy

TIE Bomber

Designated the TIE/sa, the TIE Bomber is one of the few TIE craft that does not incorporate it's sister craft's distinctive hull shape. Instead, it employs a distinctive double hull design, with two cylindrical pods mounted side by side between two bent solar array panels. The starboard pod houses the cockpit and slight controls, while the portside pod stores the bomber's payload. Rebel pilots commonly referred to TIE Bombers as "Dupes."

During the Battle of Hoth, these formidable bombers were tasked with destroying Rebel transports but were largely foiled by Alliance X-Wings. Following the Rebel evacuation of the icy planet, a squadron of TIE Bombers razed what little remained of Echo Base before joining in the search for The Millennium Falcon amid Hoth's asteroid belt. Several squadrons were also used against Alliance Capital Ships during the Battle of Endor.

Capabilities Edit

TIE Bombers form the backbone of the Imperial Navy's strike capability. The are commonly deployed against enemy Capital Ships, Space Stations, and ground targets. They are able to employ heavy weapons, delivering payloads with uncanny precision. TIE Bombers are most often equipped with a rack of sixteen Medium Concussion Missiles. Two forward-mounted Laser Cannons, used primarily for strafing runs and self-defense, are also standard armament.

Several other payload configurations are used, depending on specific mission parameters. Instead of missiles, as many as eight Proton Torpedoes can be loaded into the ship's ordnance pod. By decreasing the missile or torpedo payload by half, up to eight Proton Bombs or six Orbital Mines can also be deployed. When providing ground support, a TIE Bomber is capable of carrying as many as 64 Thermal Detonators that are used to carpet-bomb enemy infantry formations. Nonconventional payloads include leaflets filled with demoralizing Imperial propaganda, as well as supply canisters for isolated Imperial infantry units.

 TIE Bomber Statistics (CL 9) Edit

Gargantuan Starfighter

Initiative: +4; Senses: Perception +6

Defense Edit

Reflex Defense: 15 (Flat-Footed 12), Fortitude Defense: 26; +7 Armor, Vehicular Combat

Hit Points: 130; Damage Reduction: 10; Damage Threshold: 46

Offense Edit

Speed: Fly 12 Squares (Character Scale), Fly 3 Squares (Starship Scale); (Maximum Velocity 850 km/h)

Ranged: Laser Cannons +7 (See Below)

Ranged: Medium Concussion Missiles +7 (See Below)

Fighting Space: 4x4 Squares (Character Scale), 1 Square (Starship Scale); Total Cover

Base Attack Bonus: +2; Grapple: +33

Abilities Edit

Strength: 43, Dexterity: 16, Constitution: -, Intelligence: 17

Skills: Initiative +4, Mechanics +6, Perception +6, Pilot +4, Use Computer +6

Ship Statistics Edit

Crew: 1 (Skilled Crew Quality); Passengers: None

Cargo: 15 Tons (Bomb Bay); Consumables: 2 Days; Carried Craft: None

Payload: 16 Medium Concussion Missiles

Availability: Military; Cost: 150,000 (60,000 Used)

Weapon Systems Edit

Laser Cannon (Pilot) Edit

Attack Bonus: +7, Damage: 3d10x2

Medium Concussion Missiles (Pilot) Edit

Attack Bonus: +7, Damage: 9d10x2, 4-Square Splash

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