I like all the variations that exist now in the iteron line. I feel they’ve really opened new niches for industrial ships to be used in. One thing that I feel is still lacking though is a sub-capital class carrier. Sort of like a baby Orca, but more transportation focused than the Porpoise.
Since this is built on a normal industrial class frame it should only be able to carry small ships, such as perhaps a Frigate or maybe even a Destroyer, as well as perhaps a couple shuttles. The overall cargo capacity would need to be pretty small though to counter for the space being used as a hangar, so I’d think it should probably only hold 1-2k m3
The primary use case I have in mind would be for newer players who are still getting established with agents, and moving home bases often. This way they can bring most of their gear with them, as well a small ship or two, and be able to use those ships to complete missions, or move rigged frigates easily while getting started.
Other tactics might be able to be used too especially in low/null sec, such as allowing the pilot to launch and take control of a combat frigate to try to fight off an opponent who may have them tackled, at the expense of leaving the industrial undefended/capturable. -Or they could try to run away early in one of their ships they were holding onto.