Two years ago, when my fitting skills were (more) primitive, I longed to fly bigger ships with more slots, the better to make up for a fit’s failings. That meant battleships, but I was comfortable for several months flying the Hurricane on shooty ops. I took my time, and didn’t leap into a ‘Phewn at the first opportunity. No, when I debuted in a battleship, it was in the baddest boat within my reach.
The Fleet Tempest became my go-to ship when kersplosions were the order of the day. I loved this thing, christened Poison Arrow after the ABC song. Its profile even looks a bit like a bow being drawn, if the longbows in your world have attached screen doors.