Orlando the Adventurer pulled a Scimitar from beneath his Robes and smiled...
Sunday, 7 August 2016
StarWars: The Origin of the TIE fighter
No this isnt going to be an oratory on the TIE fighter and its canon evolution...to those ridiculous mono array dividing a heavy weapon pod and a pilot pod or other idiocy. The TIE is initially a short range single pilot space vessel. In a universe where spaceships are colossal and they have spaces in them down which you can fly a millenium falcon...there is obviously the need for a small craft that allows a technician to undertake a visual inspection while that colossal space craft is in space: An Inspection Pod.
So lets assume TIE isnt the name of the guy who invented the first one. Rather it stands for Technician Inspection Environment (TIE).