No argument here. I actually took and put the Inferno R1 SCP patch in my S:aH dir and tried getting rid of the icons and weaponss tables. The ships table gave a few trivial errors at that point, but the game would continue running under the latest inferno build. However weapons were missing.
So I got into the weapons table, and because the primaries section seemed to be all the same weapons as the patched inferno weapons table, I copied the entire section wholesale. That corrected the errors in the primary weapons that had been sowing up, but new I'm getting errors from the secondary weapons section.
I'm going to look into some judicious copy/pasting from the secondaries section of both the inferno scp patched weapons table and the weapons table from...FSPort, I think. I'll let you all know how it works out.