Star Wars Tie Fighter vs Halo Banshee

Star Wars Tie Fighter vs Halo Banshee

So, without getting into too many variations, this battle take place with an average pilot – so no Darth Vader piloting the Tie or Master Chief helming the Banshee. Instead, measure the mecha themselves independent of the pilot.

Tie Fighter

  • Solar panels power a twin ion engine (TIE)
  • Tremendous Speed
  • High Maneuverability
  • Dual Lasers


  • Good for anti-vehicle and quick strikes
  • Speed Burst
  • High Maneuverability
  • Plasma Gun

So the question is, which vehicle has the best performance?

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54 Comments on "Star Wars Tie Fighter vs Halo Banshee"

  1. mecha bob May 6, 2008 at 4:40 pm -      #1

    these aren’t mecha, they’re space ships.
    And if banshees work in space like they do in atmosphere, then they’ll lose to the far greater manouverability of Ties.

  2. The almighty shank May 6, 2008 at 6:47 pm -      #2

    oh yeah biotches first comment. the banshee is good but the tie is just faster, have better maneuvering and have more fire power. The tie gets this one

  3. pinkpuff90 May 7, 2008 at 12:38 pm -      #3

    Althoght the banshee is slower then the tie, i think the bashees firepower would prevail. Its got twin plasma lasers and the missle pods

  4. Dick May 9, 2008 at 2:09 pm -      #4

    Tie wins, hands down. Tie fighters, while mostly used for deep space, are also rated highly for atmospheric combat, especialy the Tie Intercepter. the homing rockets would tear easily through the banshee’s shield, since they’re designed to tear through capital ship shields.

  5. star gazer May 20, 2008 at 1:25 pm -      #5

    tie wins in anay seniro no matter what

  6. Some Guy Who Doesn't Understand May 25, 2008 at 9:23 pm -      #6

    The TIE wins due to superb fire power. But, just as a side note: TIEs are built cheap so that the Empire can have mass quantities of them. The life support systems are weak and short lived and there is no hyperdrive installed (save Vader’s Advance TIE fighter and a few others… The “no hyperdrive” was to give the fighters more caution when fighting, knowing that they could not back out…it also cut back on expenses!

  7. guitar hero May 27, 2008 at 3:33 am -      #7

    how the hell did you find out that much,are you geek?

  8. Linguini May 27, 2008 at 6:23 pm -      #8

    TIE wins. I don’t see no troopers feat sticking out the back, ha!

  9. 402 June 1, 2008 at 11:42 am -      #9

    It’s like comparing a jet fighter to a crop duster!! The Banshee doesn’t have a chance!

  10. 117 July 26, 2008 at 5:21 am -      #10

    the TIE fighter has a lot less armor than a Banshee but it makes it up for speed. but the banshee is fast and strong, sure a rocket, laser, turret on a warthog but u cant take out a banshee with a magnum, a TIE fighter can be destroyed in a couple laser shots, plus wouldnt plasma fire from the banshee melt the hull, thus suffocating the pilot?

  11. person July 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm -      #11

    They’re both too generic and flimsy as fighter craft go for anyone to notice who won…

  12. Blue One August 6, 2008 at 9:00 am -      #12

    m cant take the banshee with a magnum? ever play a little game called halo combat evolved then again the magnum is like a portable deathstar

  13. marche August 8, 2008 at 1:41 am -      #13

    hm depends on pilot.

    hey how bout arwing(star fox)vs X-wing

    added to the list. Thanks! Admin

  14. 117 August 26, 2008 at 6:32 pm -      #14

    dude i did play the first halo! im talking about halo 2 and halo 3 where the banshee does have speed boost! oh and only n00bs use the magnum!

  15. hotshot September 7, 2008 at 6:04 am -      #15

    A banshee is udes for batles on a planet,it’s not used for space batlles

    seraph vs tie fighter

  16. clouds December 18, 2008 at 8:51 pm -      #16

    neither win they just stay in there hangars coz noones flyin them… then chuck norris jumps in and breaks them then flys away… coz everyone noes chuck norris can fly

  17. WTF OMG ITS A SPARTAN! December 30, 2008 at 4:04 pm -      #17

    OMG this is possibly the most epic battle ever isnt that right bob? yep sure is.
    and a turn ooo! The banshee took a shot to the wing. what is that thing in the sky looking at us?! ( this is c ling cat tarets sighted…..locked launch the ATTACK CATS! meeeeoooooowwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg bob theres blurs in the sky! sure tim! there gone, wered the ships go? omg there in the cat litter, do you see that bob!…… bob…….. bob? no i dont cause im buried in cat litter. that must be great bob! sure is tim, sure is.

  18. Zach January 2, 2009 at 9:48 am -      #18

    Banshee cause it has missiles

  19. Dracosphinx May 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm -      #19

    “banshee because it has missiles” (-.-) ,,!,,
    the tie fighter has missiles too dumbass!

  20. sangheli_special_ops_elite May 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm -      #20

    this would never happen because fighters are made for space battles banshees are made for atmospereic dog fights thats why when you look up in the air and you see banshees and hornets battleing in the sky and never in space. The banshee would win though. A banshee has better fire power plus a built in fuel rod cannon that emmits radiation and in halo 3 tracks you for a short time.

  21. Anti_Halo_Fan_Boy October 6, 2009 at 10:30 am -      #21

    And you do know what starwars tech totally outclasses halos?

    If an DC-15 (hand held rifle) can shoot torso sized holes in “something harder than concrete” something bigger, aka the tie fighter’s laser cannons will have no problems taking down a banshee.

    1 shot from a tie fighter can take down the banshee.(Source: Go read the starwars vs halo thread) And this depends on which tie fighter they are talking about, empire or new republic. one has shields and rockets, the other doesnt.

    Either way, the totally technological disparity gives the win to starwars’s tie fighter.

  22. Anti_Halo_Fan_Boy October 6, 2009 at 10:32 am -      #22

    “And you do know that starwars tech totally outclasses halos?”

    sorry about the typo error.

  23. mc pwns November 21, 2009 at 9:13 pm -      #23

    banshee wins faster,agile,and basicly tie fighters are easily destroyed because of those large solar panneld wings

  24. mc pwns November 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm -      #24

    sry because its faster ect…

  25. Who? November 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm -      #25

    “sry because its faster ect…”–large-msg-119620326139.jpg

    Before you talk out of your ass again, please know that the banshee’s top-speed in atmosphere is a little over 100 km/h, where as the TIE’s is around 1,200 km/h.

    “banshee wins faster,agile,and basicly tie fighters are easily destroyed because of those large solar panneld wings”

    TIEs are armored with durasteel, which is a metal with one-hundred times the tensile strength of modern titainium; The banshee wouldn’t even scratch the TIE… Plus we’ve been through the firepower gap between SW and Halo.

    The TIE wins here… big time.

  26. Pondering Fool November 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm -      #26

    I am going to go get pop-corn ready, prop up a nice pillow, and wait for the doom that is L-W to come upon this thread…….going to be quite a show.

    – the pondering fool

  27. Who? November 21, 2009 at 9:56 pm -      #27


    I can’t wait either… er… And before he does come though, I’d like to say that the TIE’s plating is actually made of a titainium alloy… Not durasteel.

    ‘wipes sweat from brow’

  28. Pondering Fool November 21, 2009 at 9:59 pm -      #28

    I can’t wait either… er… And before he does come though, I’d like to say that the TIE’s plating is actually made of a titainium alloy… Not durasteel.
    ‘wipes sweat from brow’”

    Good thing you caught that mistake before….he who must not be named, found out. Well, they say patience is key, so I guess I must wait…..

    – the pondering fool

  29. Who? November 21, 2009 at 10:06 pm -      #29

    “Good thing you caught that mistake before….he who must not be named, found out. Well, they say patience is key, so I guess I must wait…..”


    Yeah, though I still have to deal with my own irony… I think the only TIE model that even had reinforced durasteel plates was Vader’s TIE… BUT, this is SW grade titanium we’re talking about… I need a drink.

  30. mc pwns November 21, 2009 at 10:22 pm -      #30

    i saw it but didnt say anything

  31. Who? November 21, 2009 at 10:27 pm -      #31

    “i saw it but didnt say anything”

    Thanks, but it’s a secret to everyone… Oh crap, my schizophrenia is acting up again.

  32. Keldrid January 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm -      #32

    For all you dumbasses who think TIE fighters have missles, they don’t. They only have 2 LS-1 light laser cannons

  33. Siggymansz January 24, 2010 at 9:41 am -      #33

    well TIE me up and call me an Elite i guess the T Fighters do wtfpwn Banshees

  34. Ryushi January 27, 2010 at 10:54 am -      #34

    I’ll make this quick and fast: Tie fighters fire concentrated energy which is known as blaster bolts, this is originates from Plasma, but it is a much higher concentrated level, and is also “excited” by components in the firing mechanism which makes it much more deadly than the weaponry that is fired off from all Covenant weaponry including fuel rod cannons, Tie fighters are built to basically absorb all that and basically it could just fire off a few shots to destroy the Banshee, and they are much faster and maneuverable.

  35. HUNTER March 20, 2010 at 6:48 pm -      #35

    TIE fighter pilots are at least more seasoned than banshee because the banshee was intended to an assault fighters while the TIE WAS DESIGNED TO DO BOTH JOBS.

  36. Belisaurius March 25, 2010 at 10:24 pm -      #36

    Alright, let’s call it. TIE fighter wins.

  37. ironman July 7, 2010 at 6:11 pm -      #37

    i think that banc will win cause it can opreate any were and it doesnt blow up when it hits a tree or a thing and its got cool bomb thingy

  38. Soldier's Shadow July 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm -      #38

    The TIE seems more maneuverable and a better dog fighter so I’ll go with the TIE. The TIE should face the Longsword or the Seraph instead.

  39. BellaKazza July 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm -      #39

    The Tie wins hands down, The Tie would run circles around the banshee.

  40. ironman October 3, 2010 at 3:31 am -      #40

    anti halo fan guy your wrong this has nothing to do with the question but halo univerese vs starwars univerese = halo wins (my opinion)

  41. Cargo October 3, 2010 at 3:35 am -      #41

    Mind reading the Star Wars vs. Halo thread?

  42. UK October 3, 2010 at 3:51 am -      #42

    Its a draw because knowining hes screwed the banshee pilot puts on a burst of speed and fires is homing plamsma rocket, the tie swereves round the banshee the finishes it off, but the mad dash got the homing rocket to close to tie fighter to escape and does some damage to the tie fighter, but due to the TIEs flimisy construction gets the pilot killed.

  43. Siggymansz October 3, 2010 at 4:04 am -      #43

    “Its a draw because knowining hes screwed the banshee pilot puts on a burst of speed and fires is homing plamsma rocket, the tie swereves round the banshee the finishes it off, but the mad dash got the homing rocket to close to tie fighter to escape and does some damage to the tie fighter, but due to the TIEs flimisy construction gets the pilot killed.”:

    I seem to be doing this alot today but whatevs



    There are no draws on BankGambling for starters
    oh and IIRC banshees don’ts gots no homing plasma rockets…..

  44. Cargo October 3, 2010 at 4:06 am -      #44

    Except with the TIE fighter’s superior acceleration and speed in-atmosphere all it has to do is charge in from a long distance, make a quick pass and watch his opponent crash to the ground.

  45. shadow2224990 November 22, 2010 at 12:23 am -      #45

    tie fight can take a banshi in one shot because of fire power and they are faster but they are also so weak that a banshi could do the same. i will go with the banshi because of the fuel rode homing effect on other ships.

  46. johnnyboy June 28, 2011 at 1:29 am -      #46

    The Tie Fighter would own the Banshee in a fight

  47. tartorus August 18, 2011 at 3:20 am -      #47

    the tie fighter is a fighter of the empire the banshee is not the covenants fighter that would be the seraph the banshee is simply outclassed

  48. Rouge NEVEC Guy August 18, 2011 at 6:20 am -      #48

    ummm….. hi rouge nevec guy here ummm question? wich banshee are we talking about the space one or atmospheric one? because i think space one’s are a hell of alot faster than atmo ones.

  49. tau43 November 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm -      #49

    For those who have played Halo, you know that Banshee’s suck in fighter to fighter combat. Ties however that’s about all they’re really good at.

  50. DaLintyMan February 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm -      #50

    TIEs manueverability is horrible in Atmos, the panels give big problems.

  51. thenewguy May 4, 2012 at 3:48 am -      #51

    First of all, I might be the newest person in this site, but my bet goes to the TIE Fighter. Why, here:
    Speed: TIE>Banshee
    -On atmosphere, the TIE could go up to 1,200 kph, the Banshee goes to 100 kph only.
    Mobility: TIE>Banshee
    -The TIE could go to space, the banshee is only limited to the atmosphere.
    Armament: TIE -TIE armaments: L-s1 Laser Cannon
    -Banshee Armaments: Class-2 Energy Gun, Class-2 Projectile Weapon

    Overall: TIE: 2 Banshee: 1
    Feel free to correct me.


  52. Jolttra May 16, 2013 at 8:19 pm -      #52

    “Feel free to correct me.”

    Ok. The first two comparisons on your little chart are correct. The TIE’s speed, manuverabillity, and flight ceilling all trump the Banshee. However, as mentioned by Ryushi earlier, the SW lasers are made of condeced plasma energy. This makes the light lasers on the basic TIE fighter much more dangerous weapons then even the fuelrod gun. So the real score is:
    TIE 3 Banshee 0

    I would also like to mention that anyone who thinks the Fuelrod’s lock-on abillity will change the tide of this battle… when was the last time you actually played Halo 3? Yes the lock-on makes it harder to dodge the projectile but its not impossible. I once dodged three blasts one after the other. So if a Banshee or a Hornet can dodge the Fuelrod’s lock-on, a TIE would have no problems at all.

  53. ultimalynx August 9, 2013 at 11:04 am -      #53

    As much as I hate to admit this, the Banshee is no match for the TIE Fighter. Two cannons, high speed and maneuverability, and the armor on the TIE Fighter also way outclasses the Banshee. Halo is screwed.

  54. Rookie December 15, 2014 at 7:50 am -      #54

    TIE Fighter should be superior.

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