Hitherto the most complex, most sophisticated military TIE. Developed shortly after the Battle of Hoth, due to the success of the avenger. One developer was rebellious Admiral Zaarin. Application, similar to the TIE-avenger - the performance of military tasks of vital importance to the Emperor, including the suppression of pre-Endor dictatorship among the imperial troops, in particular the campaign to destroy the father of this machine Zaarina. Equipped hyperdrive and deflection (reflecting) shields the high power, as well as diverse, but always powerful weaponry. From go into series production - the fastest and most maneuverable fighter of Manned. Production of fighters, as well as in the case of the Avenger, was limited to ultra-high cost - 300.000 credits each! The defender was available only the best of the best imperial squadrons, with a mandatory service has been successful at the helm TIE Avenger. The disadvantage of this TIE was a general lack of TIE, in varying degrees proyavishiysya in each model - a blind spot that could use a maneuverable enemy ships, as an A-shaped, for example. In the models that followed the first prototype MARK 1 deficiency was reduced virtually to nothing.