The century tank, also known as the TIE crawler or TIE tank, was an Imperial light armored vehicle. It was an unlikely fusion of two vastly different vehicle types. The century tank resembled a TIE starfighter cockpit suspended between two massive tank treads. It could hold only a single person, who acted as pilot and gunner. Comprising a standard TIE ball cockpit suspended between two massive treads, the Century Tank was an attempt by Sienar Fleet Systems to branch out into new markets with an inexpensive compact assault vehicle after many TIE Maulers destroyed in the infamous Battle for Yaila.