The TIE/Ln is the standard design for the TIE Fighter. It has flat hexagonal solar panels and the standard TIE ball cockpit. They are not equipped with hyperdrive so they must rely on a home base or ship. This saves weight and increases speed and manueverability. TIEs have no shields, no secondary weapons, and no life support systems. This creates room for large power generators, engines, and weapons inside the compact hull. A TIEs weapons are a pair of forward-mounted, fire-linked laser cannons.