RyuKazuha wrote:Your addition is somewhat like saying i could also just use another M7 and take it head on, right, but not quite the intention i had in mind.
Now I think you're getting confused. This thread is about fighters
taking on M7 or bigger. =)
All I'm saying is that you can use a fighter... with a different approach regarding weapons and tactics.
(Actually, I'm uncommonly on topic here =)
Knowing about blind spots is not the only
way to fight something bigger. It's useful alright but still only one way.
Knowing yours and your prey's laser ranges and turret placement can be just as effective.
In fact, it's safer because there is no ingress phase during which you usually have to cross at least one Flak turret's arc of fire.
You're also not at knife range this way. While hugging the prey it can
fire missiles right through it's own hull which leaves you or your turrets practically no time to shoot them down because you can not
shoot through the ship. This can get ugly in a real hurry.
Staying out of range you can also turn around and bolt anytime. A worthy consideration for a terrier attacking a bear. =)
With PBE and HEPT you're going to take an eternity for this.
Using EBC you can drop a destroyer in the time you might need for an M6 with your energy lasers and you can safely stay out of Flak range while doing so.
RyuKazuha wrote:And if there is a way to take down an M2 with a Fighter, im quite sure I'll find it. :P Without rockets of course. However, i doubt this is possible, a M3 is generally to slow to evade enemy fire long enough (since none of the M2s seems to have a blind spot worth calling) and M4/M5 just don't bring the weapon power to do damage that isn't just absorbed be the shield recharge.
But that's what I did quite casually like that. Launch Eclipse, head to paranid M2, go dakkadakkadakka, target go boom.
No great preparation or reloads...
An Eclipse is quite useful for that because it has the cargo space for the ammo and with shields like that you don't have to be as careful about stray PPC bolts. =)