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TIE Pilot (Redesigned)
This version of the TIE Fighter measures 18.5” (47cm) high, 12” (30.6cm) long and 12.2” (31cm) wide. It consists of 1685 pieces. It includes a display stand with a plaque with the TIE Fighter's specifications, and a space to display the exclusive TIE pilot included in the set.
Twin Ion Engine/Ln Starfighters, or just TIE Fighters, are among the most numerous spacecraft in the Galactic Empire's fleet. Measuring 8.99m long, they consist of a ball shaped cockpit connected to two large wings. The wings are actually solar panels which power the ship. The Empire considers TIE Fighters expendable assets, as they are cheap to produce. Also, countless TIE Fighters are destroyed in battles, as they have no shields or life support. The exclusion of landing gear teaches pilots to rely completely on a higher authority while also lightening the ship to execute more precise maneuvers. Because all TIE Fighters are identical, captured ones are sometimes utilized by Rebels to infiltrate Imperial bases and the like.
- The Tie Pilot in this set is exclusive, the prints exclusive to him are silver stripes and improved helmet prints as well as the uncommon feature of unique arm prints on both arms.