All things considered I think you did the smart thing! Checking out what we could do, what we were flying, and what our loadouts were can only help you in the next encounter (if there is one!).
But in all seriousness if you're down for some friendly practice in Carcosa come on by. I just worked up a Viper Mark IV for fun yesterday and would love to try it out.
If you are a Fed.
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