|Crew:||1 TIE pilot|
|Affiliation:||First Galactic Empire|
The TIE Interceptor is one of the most deadly starfighters produced in the TIE series and is one of the fastest in the Galaxy. The fighter is noted for its dagger-like design, allowing TIE pilots increased visibility and making the fighter a harder target for enemy gunners.
Newer advancements installed in the Interceptor include newer engines, allowing better ion-stream projection for faster combat maneuvers, and an advanced targeting computer. Like all TIEs, of course, it lacks heavy armor, hyperdrives, deflector shields, and life-support systems.
These fighters were used en masse at the Battle of Endor and Emperor Palpatine planned to replace all TIE Fighters with Interceptors. During his control of the Imperial Remnant, Grand Admiral Thrawn installed shields on the limited number of Interceptors he had, and this practice was continued after his death.The Emperor's Royal Guards also piloted a version of the Interceptor sometimes.(SW: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Galaxies:Rage of the Wookiees)