Who ever piloted the boanerges? I remember i only did once back when the game first came out. I remember i didn't like the off center firing points for the guns. Is it really supposed to be fs2's version of the ursa?
I did, and I actually prefer it to the Ursa for Slaying Ravana. With the Boanageres, I can empty my payload more quickly then with the Ursa, the Boa handles slighty better, and it actually can mount Kaysers, and it's marginally faster. The Ursa does have more primaries, and boasts much better armour, but i've always prefered the Boa for faster attacks. (Like in Slaying Ravana, where after I kill the initial Basillisks I beeline for the Nav system and proceed to pound it with the Cyclops torpedos usually between mine and the rest of my teamates is enough to kill the Ravana on Normal.)
As for the charge of the Boa replacing the Ursa, I doubt it. The Boanageres strikes me as a higher payload bomber that's also more easy to maintain than the Ursa, regardless of the tradeoffs. (Weaker armour and slower afterburners) The Ursa is most definately superior for more prolonged bombing missions due to it's heavier mounting of armour.
The funniest thing in the whole game besides the easter eggs, is this:
The new GTB Boanerges has been assigned to elite bomber squadrons in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Terran battle groups. The challenge of maintaining an aging fleet has motivated the GTVA to develop a new generation of ships able to withstand long-term abuse in the field. By maximizing shielding and payload (while offering enough maneuverability to make it a viable tactical unit), the Boanerges promises to remain in service for decades to come. One test pilot observed that the Boanerges handles better than any other bomber and has enough firepower to make it a formidable anti-capship weapon.
That test pilot was most likely shot soon after.
Ok, snail, we get it already. (Even without the ****ing annoying .gifs)
Or a Myrmidon...
Nothing wrong with the Myrmidon, aside from the lack of Harpoons. It's actually very maneuverable despite its size, and it has a very good number of primarys (It does have good compatability with most secondary weapons aside from the aformented Harpoonage)
The Myrmidon's actually pretty underated, as far as i'm concered.