And tonight I've decided to runs some level 3 missions. Since my best ship is still my Cyclone, I really can't do level 4 missions solo yet. Mind you the Cyclone has kept improving over time, as I keep slowly replacing all modules with their tech 2 counterparts.
The above is a picture of Brutus III returning home after killing some Mordus Headhunters. It is considered by it's crew to be a plumb assignment, even with it's older guns as the defenses are up to date and much more modern. I've rigged it with a perma-tank and it makes an excellent mission runner. The crew is looking forward to the day I install modern tech 2 guns in the old beast. As am I.