I wanted to make a ship for "the ancients" series https://forum.cosmoteer.net/d/3063-ancient-number-series @Impenetra, but as you may know, I am not a large ship builder, but I gave a crack at a bit of inspiration for anyone who'd like it. This was a small Idea I had when pitching two drones against each other, and noticed that even though some sections blew off, they remained functional, as they still had drone cores within them. And so, I present:
Ancient number: Too smol
LeMiRi, the shattered
LeMiRi was an independent bounty hunting drone. She lived her days hunting bounty after bounty, and relished every time another opponent was now her's. However, one opponent was too strong for her, and as her shield powered down, a couple of lucky shots tore her wings off. LeMiRi, now split in thirds, had turned into Mi. The opponent abandoned her, weak, alone, and scared. With nothing but a cannon, she was doomed. However, she could still see her two wings, now Le and Ri, still in perfect condition. She desperately hoped to gain contact to them, and using all the will she had left, Le and Ri were her's once again. Mi was able to control them, and she decided to bind them to her sides as before. These bindings where not permanent, but she was able to form her true self again. She came back to her opponent, read as ever, and then LeMiRi split herself into her three parts. The opponent thought this was foolish, but then, with Le and Ri now flanking his sides, he realized that LeMiRi was now stronger than before, and his exposed sections were now easy pickings to Le and Ri's missiles, and so LeMiRi became a champion bounty hunter from then on.
The "bindings" I refer to are not the structure pieces, but the 'hooks' on the sides of each segment. You can self-destruct the structure piece holding the pieces to each other, and then use "formations" to force Le and Ri to stay hooked onto Mi. Also, if you plan to repair it, do it manually so that you don't end up rebuilding Le and Ri