Your fight ship is among the smallest in the fleet, I feel they known as it a destroyer or corvette. Fight ranges end up very close due to this. So you get into combat range and drop again to your reaction thrusters.
The most effective analogy for the space fighter is the PT boat. A small robotic ship like a present-day UAV is totally potential, even likely. And by the way a temperature of 15 levels C (seventy two levels Fahrenheit) which would be comfy for a human would flare at 288 degree Kelvin towards a background of three Okay (except you preserve a star behind you always,