This menu hull raid is considered choosing. I got what I wanted in 2 days not without coining and now helping all my large ally considered what to get and doing targets for them for bonus. I tell my low level to get a Light cruiser (or LCX), Battle Barge A or a Battlecruiser (or X). These are upgrade from what you could reseach in Naval lab. My Mid level 30's/40's level I said HHA or HHB or Sea Scop A if by chance get into the 3rd tier I say mercury or mauler. My high level over 50's String Ray, DNX, Triton. Thresher or if possible MCX and the fall back are the mercury or mauler.
For Baser attacking: DNX, Thresher, Triton, SCX and MCX depends what you put on it and surprise Hellstrike.
For Base Defense: Goliath, Guardian, Triton, Thresher & Jug X and not surprising Hellstrike. You have to beef up the armor and special. Taking something out to get more armor or weapons is a must. If you want to be sneakie use String Rays with Pianha Depth Charges. Maninly for subs, I seen one String kill a who fleet of DNX mortars.
For FVF: String Ray, Cuda, Mercury, MCX, Interdictor, Spectre, Mako and Hellstrike. No one wants to fight FvF anymore. I go into any base hitter face if I catch them.
For Weekly & some major Raid. MCX, String Ray, SCX, Mercury, Mako, Battleship. Doing low level targets under lvl 30 on auto kill. SW, SS&SSA, Strings, Mercury, MCX, Strike Cruiser and BC(BCX).
I have not seen the Hellstrike in action in player used mode. So that up in the air.
Sector 167 Leader of 1SF
Played BP since 2011 and Dark Sea era.