I highly regret buying the Rouge.
None of them
Hydra will still shred ANY new aircraft to bits
Rogue. For the trade price of 1.2m, you get a fast, agile 2-seat aircraft with the option for guns, 20mm Explosive rounds, Homing Missiles and your selection of free-fall ordinance (bombs/cluster bombs/gas bombs/incendiary bombs), plus countermeasures.
It's not OP, which is great for it. Still gets ruined by the Hydra, but the Hydra's 5m and it's OP as f*ck for that price.
If I could only choose one of the new aircraft from the update, it would easily be the Rogue.
Have already fought more than a handful of Hydras, and a good pilot in a Rogue can beat anyone in a Hydra.
The finicky handling makes it extremely easy to dodge cannon fire, and the flares make missiles useless.
The Hydra handles like a sky barge. Its speed is great, but acceleration is nothing special and turning is abysmal. I latched on to a griefer flying a hydra and stayed behind him with ease until he ended up crashing trying to shake me.
There's no contest, if you're getting shot down by Hydras in the Rogue you're flying it absolutely wrong.
(Though, I'm playing on PC with a controller. That probably helps a load with the difficult twitch of the Rogue...)
It still has issues though.
The wing-mounted cannons are centered terribly. If you get anywhere near your target they just end up firing around whatever you're trying to hit. Takes some getting used to, but you have to hold yaw while firing to tilt one of the guns at your target, or just shoot off kilter to get something to connect.
Gets easier with practice and time.
Bombs are great, and the ability to throw the plane around up, down, and side to side make it even easier to isolate a target and quickly escape any explosive sniper rounds after delivering a payload.
IMO the only thing the Rogue has to fear is the explosive sniper. Otherwise, nothing can take it in the air.
Molotok is a close second for me though. It lacks explosive guns which make it useless in an air or ground fight. Missiles are useless because everything has countermeasures now...
But it has bombs, and it soars so gracefully that my eyes tear up whilst dancing through the sky.
Not to mention the airbrake is freaking fantastic for any sort of maneuver or strategic dodging. Instant-acting flaps let you practically stop mid-air and change direction like a flea.
Against a Hydra or Lazer (or anything lacking countermeasures) it's an immediate K.O. because of its agility.
Hell, even without explosive guns you could probably maintain formation behind most anything long enough to chip at it with the stock cannons, provided you're quick and responsive enough not to let them get away or behind you...