My bad. I was still in old view on erkul when I thought I was in new view.Other than the Shotgun (800) and the tank gun (612) all of the Size 5 guns are, according to Erkul, 700m/s. Size 4 and lower are 1400m/s for the repeaters and 700m/s for the canons.
To shoot fighters you are supposed to use repeaters.
I think the reason I'm experiencing a lot of anger here, is that I'm generally something of a crack sniper shot and CIG has removed that dynamic from combat. You can't snipe with a weapons that move 700m/s and no significant range advantage. So yeah, that hurts and I'm trying to not be pissed.
If missiles were free I could understand what CIG is doing, but even then, all they've done is made the Lancer MIS the ship to beat in the verse. This was all very poorly executed, IMHO. Removing choice from the player is seldom a good idea, and making all the ranges and weapon speeds the same certainly removes choice. Bad call. Bad, bad, bad, IMHO.