Bandit LOAF said:I'll argue against the Raptor, too. The Raptor served famously at the Enyo/McAuliffe Engagement... but I can't think of another single example of Raptors being the deciding factor. It'd be like saying the Dauntless was the standout fighter of World War II because they were responsible for sinking the Japanese carriers at Midway. Rather, they simply happened to be the standard dive bombers at the time of the battle. I'm sure the minefields could have been deployed just as easily with Broadswords.
The Dauntless was a Dive Bomber. It was not, by any stretch of imagination, a fighter... there were attempts to use Dive Bombers as Fighters in times of desperation, but most ended VERY BADLY (For Dauntlesses, or even worse, the newer Helldivers, anyway... Japanese 'Val' dive bombers actually made passable fighters). Dauntlesses did make some fighter-style kills in WWII, but there wer usually when they managed to sneak up un unsuspecting Japanese bombers.
And actually, IIRC, with the possible exception of the Japanese "Kate" torpedo bomber, no other aircraft sunk more tonnage in WWII than the Dauntless.
And seeing as i have only played privateer, i vote for the "refurbished taurus" (just kidding).