Certainly a possibility...but I can see it through the window in my Connie now so for them to take it away would just be cruel!
It says on the P52 on the Ship spec page, and I quote "Coming standard with the constellation, the P52..."
As I mentioned, CIG has fooled us before by saying ships will be equipped a certain way, then reneging later and asking for more money.
The fact is that the Constellation's description in new Ship Specs and RSI Store doesn't explicitly state that the Constellation comes with the P52 Merlin snubfighter:
When you think handsome bounty hunter making his own way in a galaxy of enemies, you think the Constellation. The Constellation, a multi-person freighter, is the most popular ship in RSI’s current production array. Constellations are beloved by smugglers and merchants alike because they are modular, high powered… and just downright iconic-looking. The Constellation includes a manned turret, a large cargo area and a small flight deck capable of launching a snub fighter in its own defense.
The Constellation's description says it's "capable of" launching a snubfighter, not that it is included with every Constellation.
You're right that the Merlin's description says "Coming standard with the Constellation..."
However, I predict that when the Constellation brochure is released, probably in November, the Merlin's description will be amended to a specific model of the Constellation, probably the Limited Edition.
Perhaps you noticed in the Constellation's store description that it only refers to "a" manned turret, as in ONE -- but the Ship Specs indicate it has 2 x Klaus & Werner CF-227 Panther twin turret. And it doesn't mention the Constellation's other weapons. Perhaps the description is focusing on the ship's best selling features... but I suspect that it's referring to the base model Constellation's loadout, which probably only has the dorsal turret (similar to how the 300i only has the wing-tip laser cannons).
Admittedly, I could be wrong. It's possible that the Constellation comes loaded for bear with all of the weapons in the Ship Specs, including the Merlin snubfighter... But I wouldn't bet on it.