About the ships- the only ship you could ever pilot was the Cobra MkIII. The ships I mentioned were unique to their versions- no Wolf MkII's in the PC version, for instance.
I'm not too sure what MCGA is either, possibly 16 or 32 colours? How does it look compared to the Amiga version?
In addition, I don't like the music in the PC version, its too short and sounds weird to me when compared to the Amiga version (but then I'm biased).
How can you tell I still play Elite