Yeah, 1.6 is coming along great, I've finished up some missile work, and ... I've implemented damage reports, and the damage model.You can visit the FC issue tracker to see what kind of progress has been made or report bugs so that Eddie can make Flight Commander even better.
If you get shot up, your ship's performance starts to degrade. You lose missiles, you slow down, you can't afterburn. Your trusty repair system helps get you back on your feet.
While I was at it, I cleaned up the hud a little bit too.