A two-seat strike fighter used by the First Order’s elite Special Forces pilots, the TIE/SF boasts weapons far more powerful than a standard TIE, combining laser cannons with a heavy turret and warhead launcher. Special Forces TIEs have hyperdrives, deflector shields and high-yield cells that provide additional power to onboard systems. These versatile attack ships are used for everything from reconnaissance to combat operations.
TIE Fighters are one-man starfighters with a spherical cockpit, hexagonal wings and two chin-mounted laser canons. The basic TIE fighter first appeared in A New Hope and is the primary Imperial fighter seen in the Original Trilogy.