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TIE/va Vanguard

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TIE/va Vanguard
Craft: Sienar Fleet Systems TIE/va Vanguard
Type: Reconnaissance starfighter
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 6.3 meters
Skill: Starfighter piloting: TIE
Crew: 1
Crew Skill: Starfighter piloting 4D, starship gunnery 3D+1, sensors 4D
Cargo: 35 kilograms
Consumables: 3 Days
Maneuverability: 1D+2
Space: 11
Atmosphere: 435; 1,350 kmh
Hull: 2D+1
Passive: 25/1D
Scan: 60/2D
Search: 90/3D
Focus: 5/4D+1

2 Laser Cannons (fire-linked)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 1-300/1.2/2.5 km
Damage: 4D

Background: The TIE Vanguard was a variant of the TIE/rc starfighter reconnaissance craft. Like the TIE/rc, it was a short-range ship based on the common TIE/LN starfighter concept.

The physical differences between the TIE Vanguard and other TIE series starfighters were greater than those of the TIE/rc. Several large antennae connected to sensor arrays and communications equipment protruded from the cockpit ball, and the upper section of each Quadanium alloy solar ionization panel was shortened and swept outwards to reduce interference with the dorsal scanners.

As with the TIE/rc, weaponry consisted of a sole laser cannon that was placed on the chin of the cockpit ball; however, unlike its predecessor, the Vanguard was protected by limited shielding, thus enabling it to better protect any intelligence and other data that it had gathered.

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