I remember doing this mission when I had EV on a Mac LCII (don't ask!). As far as I can remember I afterburned around it and closed in to point blank range and then sat literally over the top of it in a dance of death, blasting away with proton turrets until it died.
If you're playing using the EVN conversion, another interesting tactic you might try is to utilize a double-bay Kestrel. That is, equip a Kestrel with a Hawk bay in addition to your original Lightning Bay. Launch all your fighters out while waiting at maximum missile distance away and tell them to attack. They should then launch off all their missiles (don't worry if the Lightnings do or don't launch their heavy rockets) then recall them. They'll dock, rearm and be ready for relaunch in a few seconds. Rise and repeat for an unlimited supply of missiles. And yes, this tactic works equally well for planetary domination. It may work for regular EV, I just can't remember if fighters rearm after being recalled.
(Edit) I adapted this tactic from the EVN Aurora Carriers which constantly spawn Phoenix bombers at you in endless bombing runs until either you die, or you manage to kill them all (or the carrier!)
This post has been edited by jos840 : 14 June 2012 - 06:16 AM