The stock ship is a pain to fly. But ive engineered mine gradually over the years. As ive learned more about the game and unlocked new engineers and abilities ive slowly turned my slow anoying Mk4 into a little monster. Its handles well, it fights hard, it takes hits like a boss and i love the way it looks.It definitely has two big advantages: It sounds bad-*** and it can land anywhere. And it's more a multi-purpose than a fighter.