Hey all, just want to say my opinion about this is that the Heavy Escort Carrier should maybe add a 4th weapon slot since the ship is bigger and plus the turn rate is bad for cannons and trust me if you go with just beams it wont do a thing since there BS.
Anyway I suggest this and I would like any opinions please I do not want bad comments or anything negative.
Turnrate bad for cannons? You need better engines and/or more engine power if you are having trouble lining up cannons. It's no JHAS or BoP, but it's plenty fast for lining things up in the 45 degree arc of DHCs.
I tend to keep my baseline engines at 25. With skill and engine bonuses, it ends up running around 50ish, and I don't have an RCS on the ship. I can honestly say that as long as I'm moving, I have never had an issue keeping DHCs on a target. The turn rate on it (14) is lower than a Tac Escort (17), but it's still very easy to keep guns on target by varying your speed.
Honestly, I have no problem keeping targets in my fore arc with my Armitage. And when I do turn away, my turrets and hangar pets provide constant harassing fire. Having an extra turret in the back seems unnecessary.