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Star Trek Supremacy

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20th May 2008

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#1 11 years ago

why are tie fighters called tie fighters?

Major A Payne

The 6th Day

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#2 11 years ago

TIE = Twin Ion Engine

or it could be because they are similair in shape to a bow tie or if you've seen one of those ties a clown wears (the ones that spin around)


Ace Pilot Extraordinaire

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#3 11 years ago

TIE stands for Twin Ion Engine in the Star Wars universe. But that explination is really an afterthought because George Lucas thought they looked like bow ties. I found that explanation somewhere in this book: Amazon.com: From Star Wars to Indiana Jones: The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives: Mark Cotta, Shinji Hata: Books


I didn't make it!

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#4 11 years ago

Obviously Thai people pilot these contraptions XD


Star Wars Galaxies Online

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#5 11 years ago

they told you,

Tie (Twin ion engine) fighter

i've never herd of the bow tie thing, but that is why they are called that, they have 2 ion engines made by kuat engernering.

~501st_Trooper~ :cool:

Granyaski Advanced Member

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#6 11 years ago

How has someone not posted the family guy blue harvest clip?

surprisingly the TIE was said to have been the successor to the V-wing........even though V-wings were much much much better