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The TIE Hunter was designed sometime prior to the Battle of Endor, for exclusive use by the Storm Commando Corp; an elite branch of Scout Stormtroopers that participate in very risky special operations across the galaxy.
Ferried around by the equally exclusive Commando-class Escort Carrier, these TIEs and the Commandos who fly them are covertly deployed from their carrier behind enemy lines.
Once the TIEs have infiltrated a secure perimeter, either quietly or by force if needed, they enter atmosphere and carry their deadly commando pilots to the surface, to complete the second half of their dangerous missions.
As for specifications, the TIE/Hu was designed to be versatile and to operate independently of a carrier ship when needed. The designs were heavily influenced by the X-wing, making the TIE/Hu the first of it's series to have an s-foil wing system. The TIEs are equipped with shields, hyperdrive units, and enough supplies for several days of loitering in space. With regard for the type of missions it's typically deployed on, the TIE Hunter also comes equipped with two ion cannons in addition to the TIE Fighter standard, dual-laser armament.