Cheaper Materials - This version is roughly 20,000 BB cheaper than the MK2, all the while improving on existing design.
Shielded - It has shields now - a welcome addition to this aircraft.
Faster & Tougher - This version is capable of bursting at around 160 mph, compared to the previous version's 140 mph. Because this version doesn't use gyros, it's more capable of dog-fighting. It also uses Hawkeye parts, making it tougher overall. It's also designed to run without thruster fuel, albeit slower than normal.
Greetings, this is the leader of the Z SECTOR ENTITIES.
I wish to ally. We have abundant resources and technology capable of dealing with black holes. Our army is very small and we would like to acquire allies. We have already allied with the UESO. If you wish to ally, notify me and I will send an entity fragment and a package of erudite.