Because I can.
Pictures of Independence War 2 with myself as the beauty shot photographer.
The Commonwealth Navy's VS-2100A Wasp Fighter, a fast little S.O.B. that you'll normally see in Navy bases.
One of the Oldies-But-Goldies from the first game, the NSO-989 Tariq Patrol Combatant (Patcom), called "The sister ship of the Dreadnaught." Smaller, faster, and lightly armed and shielded in comparison, I would've liked to fly this in the first I-War. Next to her is an NSO-1924E Enforcer Police Patcom, a law enforcer variant of the Tariq.
She might not be the CNV-301 Dreadnaught, but this ship was the star of the first I-War, the NSO-929X Dreadnaught Corvette. Like before she still sports the aft PBC for ships that want to try a sneak attack.
Another aging design, the NSO-1102E Bastille Destroyer can pose a threat with three Assault Cannons, with two capable of tracking targets from almost any angle, attacking it from the front requires the strongest of shielding.
The replacement of the Bastille, the NSO-2101C Guillotine Heavy Destroyer takes the capabilities of the Bastille and doubles it, with four omni-directional Assault Cannons, attacking it solo becomes suicide.
Seen in the first Indepedence War, the NSO-L230 Landing Ship Tank, LST was an experimental design for an interplanetary dropship, which is now used as a passenger ship. Its combat capabilities are miniscule, but I think it looks awsm.
Pack some beam weaponry or antimatter for this ship, the NSO-1210F Danube Cruiser may be old, but is still a very fearsome opponent.
Triple the firepower and shielding of the Danube, add beam cannons and a fighterbay, and you get the VS-10220-A Nova Heavy Cruiser, don't even bother getting close, stay far away from this monster and lodge lots of antimatter up its exhaust pipes.
Flying near the Mwari I star in an NSO-2002 Devastator Heavy Corvette, it's awfully close to it as well.