My only suggestion is for inspiration - look at the historical Gladiator & Hurricane (from pre-ww2 and during, respectively) and try to reflect those designs. For instance, in the case of the Hurricane, perhaps instead of 2 laser cannons and 2 something-else cannons, you might want four (or eight!) low power cannons, like we saw on the Banshee in WC4. The Gladiator was one of the last Bi-planes ever designed, so your design for a WC Gladiator might be configured around the idea of four wing surfaces, similar to the Raptor. Just examples.
Not a bad idea; I'll give that a try. I do have some "primitive" stuff in the system for just this sort of thing; stuff like "coilguns" instead of "mass drivers" (though technically they're pretty much the same thing).
I've been thinking about the WC Wildcat, being a predecessor to the WC Hellcat, and what that might look like. A hybrid between movie & game style is where I'm at. (that should be no surprise considering my Avatar pic, huh.)
I did some stats for the Wildcat when I added it to Enyo. Getting it down to 50 million credits was a real challenge, lemme tell you...
Yeah, I don't have any real stats.. I was just trying to come up with designs that were spiritual precursors.
I didn't think so; just wanted to be sure. I think the notion of looking at their RL predecessors is my best bet.