Empire Star Wars Ships : TIE Interceptor

"Your generic TIE grunt is just plain suicidal. And the TIE Defender jockey is bloodthirsty. But the TIE Interceptor
pilot, he's suicidal and bloodthirsty. When you see a squad of those maniacs flying your way, you'd better hope your hyperdrive is operational." ―Kyle Katarn

Weapon :

Laser Canon
Blaster cannons


Space superiority fighter

TIE Interceptors were the new fighter force of the Empire, but it seems that were frequently seen in space battle prior and during that time.

Emperor Palpatine, knowing the superior abilities of the TIE Interceptor, as well as its low cost, planned to replace all standard TIE Fighters with TIE Interceptors.
By the Battle of Endor, TIE Interceptors has filled 20% of the total Imperial Starfighter Corps, and overwhelmed many Rebel fighters.

One of the instance modified TIE Interceptors were used by Warlord Zsinj in to bait and kill Wedge Antilles. Finding that Wraith Squadron and Rogue Squadron, under Antilles' leadership, were significant impediments to his plans, the Warlord modified twelve Interceptors with droid brains and high-explosives.

These ships would fly under the coordination of a central computer and be paired with a piloted craft. They were planned to close with enemy craft and detonate their explosive.
The two squadrons thus formed pretended to be the Imperial 181st Fighter Squadron under command of Baron Soontir Fel.