The TIE Advanced first started as a prototype fighter used by Lord Darth Vader at the Battle of Yavin. Many of the refinements from this craft were included in the TIE Interceptor and the TIE Advanced ship(TIE/Ad) called the TIE Avenger. The TIE Advanced has a custom-desiged spaceframe and a reinforced hull. The rear deck is elongated and the wings are bent. Speed was only slightly improved because of the added mass. The Advanced is equipped with shields and a hyperdrive. The Advanced maintains rthe same weapons systems as the TIE/Ln.