Imagine a scifi universe where FTL is not tactical(if it exists at all). Basically it takes a lot of time and is not useful in combat directly. So, in such a world what are the pros and cons of Star Fighters? I know that they would be very small and thus easy to destroy, as well as not being able to carry much reaction mass or whatever fuels the engines. Let me know what some of the practical applications of fighters would be as well as their practical limits. I really don't have much more in my mind for the setting so we could build outward from there, but for now it is just that FTL is very slow and only used strategically not tactically.