TIE X-1 from "Star Wars" (1977)
About the Design
The TIE X-1 was an advanced version of the Empire's traditional one-man TIE (Twin Ion Engine) Fighter. An experimental prototype, it first saw action at the Battle of Yavin where, flown by Sith Lord Darth Vader, it helped defend the Death Star against Rebel Attack. The X-1 not only outperformed the traditional TIE Fighters in speed and firepower, it was also the first Empire fighter craft to carry its own hyper-drive.
About the Kit
Released in October 2007, this was the third in Fantastic Plastic's 1:72 "Star Wars" fighter series. The 10-piece all-resin kit was patterned by Alfred Wong and cast by Mike Salzo.
This kit was retired in July 2009.