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TIE Striker

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The TIE Striker, also known as the TIE/sk x1 experimental air superiority fighter, is a specialized variant of the TIE line specifically designed for atmospheric patrols over Imperial installations. It debuts in the film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," where its unique design and capabilities distinguish it from its space-combat counterparts. Unlike the traditional TIE Fighter, the TIE Striker features sleek, elongated wings and a more aerodynamic fuselage, making it highly effective for rapid flights and precision strikes within planetary atmospheres.

Equipped with advanced targeting systems and enhanced weaponry, the TIE Striker is adept at both air-to-air and air-to-ground engagements. Its primary role includes defending key Imperial sites, supporting ground troops, and executing swift reconnaissance missions. While it retains the iconic twin ion engines and cockpit ball design, the TIE Striker's emphasis on atmospheric performance makes it a crucial asset in the Empire's arsenal, particularly on worlds like Scarif where its appearance in "Rogue One" highlights its tactical versatility and combat efficiency.

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