Spacecraft require speed -
1. Full throttle
2. Takeoff: (right slidebar) slide trim full Down.
3. Liftoff speed is about 800 mph on Murphy or Tarpley
4. Pitch hard Up to fly
Plasma guns and missiles:
5. Select "Air-to-Ground menu.".
-Hit Guns: Deadly disruptor photons
-Hit Missiles: launch missiles.
Tillium powered with infinite cruise range.
Baseline Viper from the BSG TV series. Very nimble concept, and agile build.
(Yes classic, vague TV CGI aerodynamics are unrealistic). This build smooths out some, not all, of the CGI design flaws, so - give it a test ride if you dare.