Liberator (WarShip class)

(Redirected from Liberator (WarShip))
This article is about the WarShip class. For other uses, see Liberator (disambiguation).
Liberator (Cruiser) TRO3057.png
Production information
Introduced 2525
Production Year 3024[1]
Use Cruiser
Tech Base Clan
Technical specifications
Mass 830,000
Length 855 m
Sail Diameter 1,450 m
Fuel 4,500 tons
Burn Rate 39.52
Safe Thrust 1.5 g
Top Thrust 2.5 g
Sail Integrity 5
KF Drive Integrity 17
LF Battery Yes
Armament 24x Large Lasers
24x Small Lasers
8x Medium Pulse Lasers
8x LB 20-X ACs
8x UAC/10s
12x LRM-20s with Artemis IV FCS)
8x NAC/20s
4x NAC/30s
12x NL-35s
6x NL-45s
12x NL-55s
8x Heavy NPPCs
4x Light Naval Gauss Cannons
4x Heavy Naval Gauss Cannons
Armor Fore: 240
Fore-Sides: 210
Aft-Sides: 210
Aft: 229

Ferro-Carbide armor

DropShip Capacity 6
Crew 420
Grav Decks 2 (145 and 185 meter diameter)
Escape Pods/Life Boats 60/40
Heat Sinks 592
Structural Integrity 85
BV (1.0) 75,649
BV (2.0) ???


The Liberator-class cruiser is a refitted design based on the SLDF's Avatar-class heavy cruiser, a design dating back to 2531. Six of these vessels survived to join Aleksandr Kerensky's Exodus fleet, thanks in part to Kerensky's need of their cargo and DropShip capacity, and were later mothballed after the fleet's settlement in the Pentagon Cluster. In the thirty-first century, as the Clans began to mobilize for their invasion of the Inner Sphere, these ships were reactivated, upgraded and renamed to take part in the conquest. Among the vessels' upgrades was the replacement of their conventional armor with Ferro-Carbide armor, which provided 50% greater protection without sacrificing cargo space. The ship proved to be very versatile, being able to carry out small planetary assaults, naval battles or boarding actions on its own.


Compared to their original design, the Liberator's weaponry was focused more on anti-fighter duty, although it still packed sufficient capital punch. Twenty-four large and 24 medium lasers cover all firing arcs on the ship, providing anti-fighter firepower. They are supported by 8 Medium Pulse Lasers, 8 LB 10-X ACs, 10 Ultra AC-10s and 12 Artemis IV FCS-controlled LRM-20s, concentrated on the fore and aft firing arcs. 8 NAC/20s with 320 tons (or 800 rounds) of ammo and 4 NAC/30s with 320 tons (or 400 rounds) of ammo provide hard-hitting ballistic firepower divided between the ship's fore and aft. 4 heavy and 4 light naval Gauss rifles, with 200 and 40 tons of ammo respectively, provide broadside firepower. For capital-strength energy weapons the Liberator carries 12 NL-35, 6 NL-45, 12 NL-55s and 8 Heavy NPPCs spread between fore, aft and broadside firing arcs.


The Liberator has enough internal cargo space to support three stars of aerospace fighters, two stars of Elementals for boarding actions and an additional Cluster of conventional troops.

See Also[edit]


  • The quoted introductory date of 2525 in Technical Readout: 3057 Revised is evidently incorrect, as it puts the rebuilding of the Avatar-class base vessels for the Liberator as having occurred six years prior to the Avatar entering service.
  • In German products, the unit's proper name was translated to Befreier.