And yet you forgot. Modern airplanes are not armour Tanks in the sky So ya they would be easy to down by one single air to air Missile they have always been light. While Elite Dangerous ships There no gravity unless you are landing. So an Armour flying Tank is possible. Also the size of the ship matters.but you forget, modern airplanes go down from a single air-to-air missile, in Elite it takes at least 5 paper mache missiles to down anything. Elite's health pools increase all the time, damage to a lesser extent. But what that does is turn every battle into a grind feast to gather enough ammo just to see a combat zone mission to the end. And your argument to use lasers over ballistic weapons is indicative of how useless ammunition based weapons are becoming because of their limited lifespan. X2611 has a clever suggestion over the usual "boost my gun's DPS". So don't be a tool and lets give positive feedback or productive critique.