TIE Striker

Craft: Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Striker
Type: Starfighter
Length: 13 meters
Weapons: 2 lasers, 1 medium ion cannon, 4 projectile launchers
Crew: 2 crew, including 1 navigator
Top Speed: 90 MGLT
Affiliation: Imperial

     The Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Striker is by far the largest TIE model ever produced. It was originally produced to replace the aging, and inadequate TIE Bomber models which had served with the Imperial Navy for many years. The most significant feature on the TIE Striker is the dual cockpits. The addition of the second navigation/gunner cockpit allowed the pilot to focus on flying the spacecraft. This was due to the large mass of the TIE Striker and its poor handling (similar to TIE Bombers).
     What it lacks in speed, it more than makes up for in firepower. Like most TIE Bombers, it is equipped with two lasers for defensive purposes. The main weapon, however is the quad array of projectile launchers which allow the TIE Striker to carry up to 32 concussion missiles, or 16 torpedos. Capable of firing 4 torpedos at a time, the TIE Striker can inflict damage twice as quickly as the TIE Bomber, which suits its purpose as a frontline hit-and-run bomber. It's quick payload delivery ensures that it can destroy its target and escape with minimal damage.