First of all, not a flame post. I'm legit curious if I've gotten things wrong all along.
That said: I've played for a little while – got a small fleet of ships, but nowhere close to a Fleet Carrier level yet. I have a "Jack of all Trades" MK II, since my primary exploration ships are my Jumpaconda (just got it engineered for long distance) and a DBX for stuff a bit closer to the bubble. When I look things up, I see that the Mk II should (theoretically) be a better explorer than the Phantom. And yet, I see lots of Phantom explorers… Just to satisfy my curiosity: Why a Phantom?
My first thought was the fighter hangar, but I don't know how viable it would be for exploration needs. Or is there something I've overlooked, aside from the far superior name? Or is it just a matter of comfort/preference?
Thanks for your time and/or replies! Fly safe commanders, o7.