Yep, kind of a cool ship. The original concept for the Avenger was an "a-10" type ship with a single big gun center mounted but they gave up on it when they changed the weapon sizes in the game engine. I guess this ship is designed to take the place that the avenger had before the resize changes.
A size 7 ballistic or size 7 laser is pretty nice for a fighter the size of other medium fighters. I have my doubts about how useful the ship will be though and like you said its not going to be in game for a while so the ship might change. I wouldnt risk the buy on this one but I am sure many people will.
And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it. -IL-2 BoS Dev Team