This ^^ and also the balance of the capital ship defense capability.Just a note on pricing, so that you don't get too excited about earning a lot of creds with spending a little. I recall CIG said they will review the cost of ammo, and especially torpedoes, as currently they cost almost nothing. I won't be surprised if in future a s9 torpedo comes with a 10k price tag on it, so that it's quite costly to arm a Retaliator or Eclipse. This would make sense in light of large payouts for damaging capital ships, and using torps on small targets would make no economic sense.
Right now the amount of damage that cap ship can take is ok, but scoring that damage is quite easy so a single Tally pilot have good chance to take down a capital ship single handed.
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When all of those tweeks will be in place I'll expect that landing a successfull torpedo hit on a target will be far more difficult, with either a lots of ammo wasted and a more difficult engaging for the bomber pilot do to the necessity to avoid damage (an aspect that is almost laking at the moment).
If you are lookking for a bomber without the commitment of a big one, at the moment I'll look into either an Harbringer or the Gladiator.
Both have S5 torpedos, so not the same payload of the Eclipse or the Tally, but they can work as a standard fighter too, so you can use in other role and other occasion and not let tehm in the hangar to catch dust untill the necessity arise