Today, 12:01 AM · 2025 replies and 102733 views.
Cobra 4 vs any of the big 3, disabling/countering shields with rails?? Lololololol. Yeeeeah.... right. Maybe if the illuminati are drugging the big 3 pilots. Rails on a small ship, burning through thousands of MJ of shields enough to convince a big 3 pilot to use SBCs...lol. Assuming the rail cobra lives that long, they will have a heat sig that will light up like a xmas tree completely eliminating their small ship advantage. I could rip them apart with an SLF before they could even drop my shields, and have done exactly this vs Elite beta testers trying out your "deluxe" Cobra 4.
The only hope of a Cobra 4 is use mines/torps/stealth to dive bomb my ship before they get whittled to pieces by the larger ship. This is a valid strat, but takes ages and is easily countered by emissive + missiles/kinetic weapons. A couple solid hits from PA volleys and they are toast with non-functioning external modules. And Cobra 4s are exceedingly easy to hit with PAs when they turn for their next strafing run.