I am currently flying Imperial courier and I am very happy with it. I was checking the outfitting setups on the edshipyard.com and I start to wonder, would it give me the better armor if I buy two hull reinforcment modules, 190 armor each, and use Lightweight Alloys instead of Military Grade Composite?
Currently I am using Military Grade Composite bulkheads with no hull reinforcement modules, and it looks like it gives me 280 armor and it waight 8t. While with Lightweight Alloys I would have 144 base armor (no additional weight), and I could buy two hull reinforcement modules (4t each). This set up would give me 524 armor and it would weigh the same as Military Grade Composite bulkheads.
So my question is, "does it really work this way?" Does the hull reinforcement module give the same armor as bulkheads or is it calculated differently?