Super ships isn't the most accurate of titles, but it works. I am a veteran of all of the escape velocity games. After reaching the end of the game, I always wanted something to demonstrate that success, and then new challenges to pit myself against. This is that desire made manifest.
While the gunship may seem an odd ship for the Azdgari, it's slow bulky frame has not received any attempts to enhance it's speed. Rather, it has received significant improvements to its weapon capacity, slowing the ship slightly, but making it an excellent convoy escort.
Note: I really want to add variants to the game, because of this. I have a couple of surprises for the player to face when competing against the Azdgari conveys.