I call for this poll to be discounted immediatly, as it seems as if the entire 242nd Suicide Kings have commandeered this thread! How can anything beat the nostaligia of the original Hercules?
OK, she wasn't the fastest fighter and a Manticore (I hate these more than Dragons) can quite happly piss on the Herc pilot and run away safe in the knowledge that the Shivan git would never get caught. However, the Herc could carry pretty much every missle and if I remember correctly, the Phoenix V Anti Bomber Warhead. What heavy assault pilot could ask for more? Yes they required learned skill to fly them, but once acclimatised, Hercs will soon become your friend.