Excuse me for the uber n00bish question;
But what is the functionality of the new fighter craft released in the c-store?
1-Are they like SINGLE/WEAKER versions of the Klingon carrier based fighters (pets) that we can launch to defend our ship?
2-Have they added new fighter craft based missions for such vessels?
3-Can we launch them from our own ship?
When i heard about the shuttles i wasnt so very intrigued, BUT hot damn the fighters have picked my interest!
EVEN IF they are only novelty items they might be kinda cool, i dunno, BUT if there is some sort of use to them il get em right away!
My take on them is that they are the escort version of shuttles since they have two forward mounted weapons and carry cannons by default instead of beams. They are player flyable ships and can be used in replacement of shuttles for any mission (such as "The Vault") that requires a shuttle. You select to fly them at port just like you would any ship or shuttle.