Deathrain has fantastic mobility when it comes to dumping mines onto opponents. Unfortunately, due to the random nature of damage when it comes to Proximity Mines and Cluster Mines it is always hard to back up the points investment. That being said, they do avoid evade tokens and can't be cancelled so there is that argument. At pilot skill 6 it is unlikely to catch out aces but with Enhanced Scopes attached, he can activate first and drop mines in front/back after moving, barrel roll away an then perform an action.
He also can be a missile boat with dual purpose although an expensive one. Extra Munitions of course, your choice of mine and whatever else. Twin Ion Engine MKII isn't bad to open up the dial a little more although they can survive without it.