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Star Wars: Tie Fighter

Owners' Workshop Manual

Illustrated by Chris Reiff
Published by Insight Editions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Just as the Galactic Empire used great fleets of starships to expand Imperial control across the galaxy, the subsequent authoritarian government, the First Order, used even more technologically advanced ships to unify planetary systems and crush all opposition. With both regimes, the most abundant and ubiquitous ships in their respective fleets were the notoriously lethal TIE fighters.

The TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual presents a thorough history of Sienar Fleet Systems’ twin ion engine space superiority fighter, from early concepts and prototypes to the mass-produced starfighters that fought countless battles against insurgent groups. The history of TIE fighters—including bombers, boarding craft, and shuttles—is fully illustrated with numerous photographs, schematics, exploded diagrams, and computer-generated artwork by Star WarsTM vehicle experts Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas. Text is by Ryder Windham, author and co-author of more than 70 Star Wars books. This Haynes Manual is the most thorough technical guide to TIE fighters available, and is fully authorized and approved by Lucasfilm.

Coverage includes:

  • Sienar Fleet Systems and the TIE series
  • Imperial TIE Fighters
  • TIE Starfighter series
  • First Order TIE Fighters
  • Weapons and defensive systems
  • The pilots, training and gear
  • Size comparison chart

About The Author

Ryder Windham is the author and co-author of many Star WarsTM books. His previous collaborations with artists Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas include the YT-1300 Millennium Falcon Owners’ Workshop Manual and Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual.

About The Illustrator

Chris Reiff is an illustrator and product designer who has been working on Star Wars for more than 20 years. Among his other recent projects are product development for Anovos and Disney as well as Star Wars product packaging.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Insight Editions (May 28, 2019)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781683835271

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Raves and Reviews

“Every page is full of incredible artwork and details”

– Coffee with Kenobi

“Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevashave enriched Star Wars with this invaluable release, giving even more depth and detail to a galaxy that has been deep-dived for the last four decades.” 

– Starburst Magazine

“It’s time for the forces of the Empire and the First Order to get some technical ecstasy as Haynes and Insight Editions hurl us into the TIE fighter fleet at breakneck speeds with this, the TIE Fighter Owner’s Workshop Manual.” 


– Fantha Tracks

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