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Name: Sienar Fleet Systems TIE/br boarding shuttle
Type: Boarding craft
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 7.8 meters
Skill: Starfighter piloting: TIE/br boarding shuttle
Crew: 1
Crew Skill: Starfighter piloting 4D, starship gunnery 5D
Passengers: 12 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 1 Tonne
Consumables: 1 day
Space: 6
Atmosphere: 295; 850 kmh
Hull: 4D
Sensors:
        Passive: 20/0D
        Scan: 35/1D
        Search: 50/2D
        Focus: 3/2D+2

Weapons:
        2 Laser Cannons (fire-linked)
                Fire Arc: Front
                Skill: Starship gunnery
                Fire Control: 2D
                Space Range: 1-3/12/25
                Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
                Damage: 4D
        Plasma Torch Bording Device
                Fire Arc: Front
                Skill: Starship gunnery
                Crew: 2
                Fire Control: 0D
                Range: 4 meters
                Damage: 8D
                Note: The plasma torch boarding device is mounted on the ship's airlock system. The controls are just inside the main airlock. Roll         the target ship's hull -2D; if the torch scores a lightly damaged,result, it has breached the hull. Once the hull is breached, the torch requires a full minute to cut a one-meter-wide by one-meter-high hole. The extendable boarding tube attaches to the hull and forms an air-tight seal in 30 seconds.

Description: The TIE/br boarding shuttle, also known as the TIE Boarding Craft or Imperial boarding craft, was a variant of the TIE/sa bomber used for boarding and troop transportation.

The TIE/br boarding shuttle had an enlarged, hollow secondary pod with clamps and a hull-cutter. The primary pod was also large enough to be capable of retrieving escape pods. Although they generally were in the same design basis as the TIE/sa bomber, some had the pods inverted.

It was used to deliver small stormtrooper boarding parties onto captured or disabled ships when larger vessels such as the Gamma-class assault shuttle were not appropriate for the task. Unlike most craft in the TIE Series, the boarding craft was equipped with landing gear and was able to land on a hangar deck instead of in an overhead launch rack. Passengers could then disembark via a boarding ramp. It could also retrieve any life pods if an S.O.S. signal was transmitting.

In some cases, such as requiring a quick air extraction, the TIE/br was also equipped with a droplift ladder.

A TIE/br was used by Darth Vader in the capture of Princess Leia's CR90 corvette, Tantive IV, in 0 BBY. A TIE/br designated boarding craft 356 was hijacked by Han Solo and Sharlee after infiltrating and taking out its crew by using a life pod and SOS signal, in an attempt to ensure the planet of Constancia remained free from Imperial involvement and for Luke to deliver a message to the planet. A TIE Boarding Craft was also utilized by the T'SyriΓ©l members of the Stormtrooper Corps helmed by the Kaleesh warlord, General Bentilais san Sk'ar, to capture Princess Leia Organa and Aron Peacebringer on Shiva IV.


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