I am really fond of carriers. I love my Atrox. I think more carriers and flight deck ships are good in this game.
Ships with a hangar bay or two are usually balanced somehow against other ships - they have less turn rate, or fewer weapon slots, or something like that. My beloved Atrox has 6 weapon slotes, where other ships of her size have 8.
Buit the Armitage is basically a C-store escort with a special console and a hangar bay on top of that... unless I did miss something, it looks like the addition of the hangar bay did not cost anything else in the design. So I am curious: What was the reasoning behind this?
I've heard it it's bigger than the Tier 3 Akira (despite being able to use those costumes). So maybe it has to pay more rent? It is more likely to get stuck if you take it into The Vault or in Capture & Hold?