Great review. I would note what you seemed to have skipped though, we're due for yet another (is it the forth?) Sledge revision. One can only hope they'll put it back the way it was, as regards shield penetration. no one uses this weapon and it used to be many of the best pilots chose this very hard to use weapon. they deserve the just rewards for this. The way it is now no one flies it.
Coincidentally, the next state of the squadron installment is also the answer to the question of life, the universe and everything. It turns out that question is "when will SC be released?" Answer: 20(42)