This ship is specific to the second chicken invasion era.It is quite similar with the first one. Its weapons system can be upgraded up to 9 times, and 3 weapon systems had been available, allowing for more specialized tactics. It also had powerful missiles as a secondary weapons system, but they were limited in numbers, altough they could be replenished.
Durability hasn't been improved much, but it seems that the ship could survive more than three hits.Maneuverability had been improved, and the ship can now move vertically as well as horizontally. Its hyperspace engine had also been replaced.
Also, the HUD (Heads Up Display) system had been improved, allowing a more user friendly approach.