the problem with the hanger bay is it doesn't seem to make much sense with the other capitals that can already carry ships.
for example, the silhouette 5 Marauder cruiser can carry 12 fighters & 2 shuttles = about 40 silhouette, not 5 as per the attachment. admittedly, this is not a retrofit, but 5 vs 40 is a huge jump.
- Silhouette is a size *category*, not a particular size. The Marauder (195 meters), is significantly larger than the Wayfarer (82 meters). Based on the available measurements, you could likely fit upwards of 8 Wayfarers inside the volume of a single Marauder.
- There's a huge difference between a) stocking craft in a purpose-built hangar, and b) modifying a craft that was never intended to *have* a hangar such that it can launch, and land craft at a moment's notice. That difference is an enormous part of why a retrofitted hangar gives so little capacity compared to purpose-built carriers.
i get what you're saying, but the difference just seems so huge.
like shadai said, i'd prefer something a little more concrete. i get the abstraction to some extent, but i think they went a little too far that way. but, that's my preference, not ffg's failing.