I have an idea that I have not seen in use yet and may or may not be impossible. Perhaps someone has some ideas though.
What I would like to do is add the ability to upgrade warships to a race. For example take the Federation Constitution class warship. Imagine if you could press a button once a certain technology had been researched and the selected Constitution would go to the shipyard and would then emerge as a Constitution refit. I was thinking of having the ship be scrapped inside the station and then another refit model built to replace it. The only problem with this is that the ship would have a different name which would not work.
Cashmiir The Owl
I have heard that such a thing was done with Armada 1 with a Galaxy X mod, but I don't have Armada 1, so I'm not sure.
If I remmember correctly (I read this in an other thread), you need to research this technologie and as soon as it was ready you needed to selct up to 10 Galaxy's and then those Galaxy's would become Galaxy X. But this was only able ounce. As I have heard.
it's called modualr design, a ships is sorta crossed with the research facilty, then other sods alligned with the ships own are build as pods. it's not too hard, I built a couple myself. I believe it would be better to use "evolution" for armada 2.