Easily one of the best fighters, if not the best. A simple joy to fly. Only weak point is the 4 gun mounts, but even then the other stats are so rediculous you can wreak havoc.
Superior to the Shivan original Mara just like Snipes says.
As odd as it sounds, Into the Lion's Den is actually somewhat unkind to the Terran Mara, as you spend most of your time scrambling between widely spaced targets and don't really get the chance to stop and dogfight it much. Still, as can be seen from the above commentary, even a tiny taste of the SF Mara (Terrans) capablities is enough to make most people fall in love.
Best. Damn. Ship. Ever. Too bad Volition didn't make a mission where you could exploit it to it's fullest extent.
My favorite fighter in the game. Sure, you could say the Erinyes has 8 gun banks to the Mara's 4, but the Mara has nearly twice the missile capacity and is significantly faster and more manueverable.
A dream to fly. It's beyond a doubt the best fighter you can get your hands on. The only downside, as stated before, is four primary mounts and that the single mission doesn't really give you many chances to dogfight with it.
The Mara is a dream come true for any GTVA pilot. Not only is it very agile, it has a large afterburner capacity and cavernous missile banks. This, coupled with a massive reactor core that recharges enough power to fire Kaysers like Subachs, makes the Mara superior to any other GTVA fighter in almost every, if not every, respect. The only problem one might have is that the Mara doesn't have that much hull plating as the tech description says. The shockwave from a Shivan Comm Node can whittle its hull integrity from 100% to 25%.
Some credit the mara with an ultra-powerful reactor because of its ability to shoot twin kaysers with minimal energy drain, but before one uses that point, one must bear in mind that it only has four gun mounts. A Perseus can do the same thing. Even so, the speed and maneuverability of the Mara allow it get right up close to enemies, so often times primary firepower isn't really a problem.
How the hell does SOC fit so many missiles into this thing?! Its smaller than the Ares, yet it has even larger missile banks! And the armor isn't that thin, the com nodes just explode VERY violently (antimatter, perhaps?). In any case, this is the uber-fighter. No serious weaknesses, and thick enough shields to take the brunt of any standard fighter weapon, including the UD-9 Kaser. If the GTVA could mass-produce these...