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Really, with the TIE Reaper, the TIE shuttle has very little place.   

Especially with we have never officially seen it in canon.   The nearest we get is Needa requesting his shuttle and us seeing a TIE bomber fly out, which could be a councidence.   

The Reaper does everything a TIE shuttle can do, plus a little more.  

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3 hours ago, That Blasted Samophlange said:

Really, with the TIE Reaper, the TIE shuttle has very little place.   

Especially with we have never officially seen it in canon.   The nearest we get is Needa requesting his shuttle and us seeing a TIE bomber fly out, which could be a councidence.   

The Reaper does everything a TIE shuttle can do, plus a little more.  

Supposedly, two TIE Shuttles come along Vader's Lambda boarding to Profundity.
 

 

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6 hours ago, thespaceinvader said:

No news, but there's very little niche left for it once the Reaper arrives.

 

4 hours ago, That Blasted Samophlange said:

Really, with the TIE Reaper, the TIE shuttle has very little place.   

As well as being cheap, in 2.0 it would be the only small base crew carrier for the Empire.  This is very handy when flying in formation with TIE Fighters.  As well as being medium based Adaptive Ailerons eliminates any hope of easily flying in tight formation with a Reaper.

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2 hours ago, Rakaydos said:

Given the Rebels episode, the Tie Bomber may gain a native crew slot for Bombadier

 

 

I would love that, but is the bombadier a crew slot or a gunner slot?

Edit: just checked, the skilled bombadier is a gunner slot, so I can see that, but not a crew.

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I was wondering if a Tie/Sh with squad leader as talent (ad a red "coordination" action, but you can only coordinate actions you have), with a tactical officier ( change your red "coord" for a white) could be a cool support ship

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4 hours ago, Odanan said:

Supposedly, two TIE Shuttles come along Vader's Lambda boarding to Profundity.
 

 

There is nothing to suggest that these are indeed TIE shuttles.   I'm not refuting that there is a possibility, just that there is nothing shown there, or in Empire, that these are anything other regular bombers.   

I'm all for options, but not if it excludes a particular ships modus operandi.

The TIE shuttle steps on the role of the Reaper, but only from a legends source.   

The TIE shuttle card for 1.0 came into being as a fix for a ship that was underperforming.   Theoretically, the new TIE bomber has more options (squirrely bombs) and is hopefully more balanced in terms of cost, so it can do all we ever see the chassis do canonically, that of dropping bombs.   

Of course the Empire does have ships that will perform similar roles - the Striker now has bombs, that it can't reload, so it is possible the TIE shuttle could get an update.

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2 hours ago, UnitOmega said:

(Also there's not actually a Bombardier in the TIE/sa, it's all one guy. But Strikers have their bombs now and should have a gunner slot to go with it)

What was  Cadet Hobbie doing in the bomber, then?

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