Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Starships of the Galaxy
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.
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
Ranged: Laser Cannons +7 (See Below)
Ranged: Medium Concussion Missiles +7 (See Below)
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
Weapon Systems Edit
Attack Bonus: +7, Damage: 3d10x2
Attack Bonus: +7, Damage: 9d10x2, 4-Square Splash