I'm playing Tyrian single player full game and am somewhere in Episode 2. I have two ship upgrades possible: MicroCorp Stalker-B for 25000 or SuperCarrot for 65000. The SuperCarrot has less armor than the Stalker-B, though... is there any benefit to getting the SuperCarrot other than it being awesome to fly around in a big carrot?
Yep! They each have different super weapons.
In this case, the MicroCorp Stalker-B comes equipped with:
The SuperCarrot comes with: