katadder said:then add in the fleet carrier bonus for the whitestar carrier
as for the rutarion not being a thunderbolt, ok its secondarys are weak so go after hull 6 ships wher eit dont matter, but it dogfights better than a thunderbolt, it has stealth and not only is its primary a DD weapon its precise which doubles you chance of crits (plus your DD weapon on them too) so i put rutarians ahead of thunderbolts. you cant say the centauri dont have good fighters, with the rutarion doing a bit of everything and the raziks as good for dogfighting as nials.
That's fair enough where you can match the enemy fighter for fighter, but Centauri can very rarely do that. Raziks are great dogfighters but basically worthless against ships. Sentris are a it tougher and a bit better armed but not as good in a dogfight while the Rutarian is only as good as the as the Sentri in a dogfight, but better at anti-ship and comes with a low-end stealth system. Individually they're superior, but centauri fighters get swarmed very easily.
I think it's a bit unfair to rule that no one but ISA and Vree can get decent CQ values for their fighters except by the other duties campaign table. Ok, it's not common to have a CQ6 carrier but you could get it in a campaign and benefit a lot in dogfights. Now that elite crew is basically wasted on the carrier, but you can only transfer one crew to another ship at the start of the campaign.