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Anyone familiar with Legends - especially games - will know how consistently weak these crafts are. Take the Rogue Squadron series of games for example: TIE Fighters are easily one-shotted while Interceptors can take slightly more damage, while A-Wings are also very vulnerable to damage. This is because of the Empire's quantity-over-quality philosophy, and the lack of shields on rank-and-file TIEs. As for the A-Wing, it was designed to focus heavily on speed and agility at the expense of shield strength.

How have things changed bringing these crafts into Disney canon?

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  • TIE fighters were always pushovers. Just watch the trench run again. One hit KOs. – Slacklord the Terrible Feb 5 '16 at 17:30
  • The A-Wing though – thegreatjedi Feb 5 '16 at 17:31
  • That's where I'm at a loss. They don't seem to blow up any easier than x-wings, but in both cases the primary enemies are TIE fighters and turbolasers. I don't think it's possible to compare their durability. – Slacklord the Terrible Feb 5 '16 at 17:40
  • There might be technical information and descriptions though. We'll see – thegreatjedi Feb 6 '16 at 3:06
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    There are two different (and distinct) questions here "How strong are TIE Fighters in Disney canon?" and "How strong are A-Wings in Disney canon?" – Valorum Oct 2 '16 at 20:25

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