Why isn't the athena up there? That's my favorite fighter/light bomber. It's a lot better than the artemis or the artemis DH, has much better gunpoints on it, and it's plain old durable, has good missile capacity. The athena should really have been redesignated tactical disruption fighter as opposed to light bomber. Light bombers in fs1 are completely different than normal bombers, mainly the fact that light bombers can't carry bombs in fs1. Light bombers are always carrying payload that takes out subsystems and great for taking out turrets...it really ****s with a target like the taranis. When guarded one light bomber is enough to disable a cruiser when armed properly for the role of fs1 light bomber. If the light bomber isn't guarded, it does great for dogfighting as well. This afternoon i was using an athena with avengers and flails. It was great, it was damaging the enemy fighter while throwing it off course so i could lob a missile at it.
But anyway, in fs1 when you use a light bomber correctly (having subsystem disruption weapons...nothing more powerful than tornadoes or interceptors can be equipped on it), it really becomes a class of fighter that should not have been called light bomber. I mean how confusing is it for a fighter to be called a light bomber when it can't carry bombs? That easily gets people into a situation where they're like hey, wtf i can't equip bombs...how do i use this thing? Then they have a fighter they don't know what to use it for. A class redesignation for the light bomber fighters would be very helpful, even for the shivans shaitan.