It's time we upped that to health meters and non-cap ships being able to attack them.
The real ship tanks in Star Wars were always the cap ships and the fighters pummeled them.
In this game, we are begging for more tanks and the fighters can't attack the cap ships. Just make it more like lore. Let them be able to be destroyed by fighters. Give enemy fighters a new skill called "opportunity" whenever a fighter attacks a cap ship.
It should be there though.