nah, the Hellcat V is AFAIK a multirole fighter. I don´t hate it only i preffer the Thunderbolt, it have one torp for capship hunting, a nice missile payload (6xFF or 6xHS or 6xIR, or a mix of them) also have 6 powerfull guns: 2 mesons, 2 plasma and 2 photon
It´s a little slow (380 kps), but it has very good shields and armor, you can go head-to-head with a Vakthoth and kill it with out a scratch.
If i must pick one i choose the Excalibur, the best fighter in WC3
4 tachyons,2 reapers, 1 torp and 8 missiles IIRC, a cloack device, M/AM engines, great velocity and AB but her shields are a little thin for my taste.
Well, I think a lot of T-bolt fans (me included) would be drooling over the thought of a Thunderbolt with cloak and M/AM drives. I think the effort to develop the Excalibur was well worthwile though. It was one of Confed's best weapons in the Border Worlds crisis, and remains a usefull interceptor and dogfighter even in WC times.