I actually thought they were different ships altogether at first.

If the chimeric version is sort of expanded in the middle where all the chimera junk is, then this sort of makes sense, but even then the cockpit(s) and engines don't match up either.

Personally, I think the vanilla EI7000 should be sized up to match the chimeric version

johnbwatson 26 May 2016:

Agreed. Might make the cargo space more reasonable and make the escort missions for it more challenging.

george moromisato 14 Oct 2021:

Fixed in 1.9 RC 1. Scaled chimera to match EI7000. Thank you!