The TIE Scimitar was developed and commissioned on the orders of Grand Admiral Thrawn. It went into production to full fill the Navy's needs in the campaign against the New Republic.
The hull is an elongated unipod design, with the cockpit extending forward beyond the wings to provide superior crew visibility. The two crewmen enjoy extensive viewport strips along the cockpit ceiling, and below to port and starboard.
In an emergency, the entire cockpit pod can detach to jettison the wings, main hull and payload. The Scimitar is also equipped with a strong shield generator. These two developments break with the usual TIE ethic of, 'no shields, no bail out'.
The TIE Scimitar is propelled by a single ion engine, augmented by a pair of powerful manoeuvring repulsor drives mounted on the wings. Repulsors are the most efficient form of propulsion within a planetary body; and bombers naturally spend many missions attacking ground targets.
ENGINES: 1 Ion ACCELERATION: 9 WEG HULL: 1 extended heavy module LENGTH: 12.6m RADIATOR AREA: 75.0m˛ WEAPONS: 2 laser cannons, 16 concussion missiles.
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