I can take down two waves of Mara, based on the correct circumstances. I've done quite a bit of dogfighting, alone and on insane, against at least eight maras. I had a nice trick--try to kill one fighter at a time and use a support ship (or 20) as a decoy. Quite literally, I went up to the 20-some support ship in a single mission. They're invaluable as they're useless outside of making you a sitting duck for 30 seconds. Anyways--just keep moving at variable speeds (not just keeping at maximum throttle), drop your weapons energy and raise your engines energy. Afterburner bursts let you dodge missiles when you are low our out of CMs. Still, with about 10 minutes, you can destroy 20 maras. Some of them you just have to kill from a good distance (I prefer to approach from 1km out and fire two double-sets of a hornets or a full bank of rockeyes)... the rest you're dodging them and their shots.