Liberator (WarShip class)
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|Sail Diameter||1,450 m|
|Safe Thrust||1.5 g|
|Top Thrust||2.5 g|
|KF Drive Integrity||17|
|Armament|| 24x Large Lasers |
24x Small Lasers
8x Medium Pulse Lasers
8x LB 20-X ACs
12x LRM-20s with Artemis IV FCS)
8x Heavy NPPCs
4x Light Naval Gauss Cannons
4x Heavy Naval Gauss Cannons
|Armor|| Fore: 240|
|Grav Decks||2 (145 and 185 meter diameter)|
|Escape Pods/Life Boats||60/40|
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. 24 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-10s, 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 located 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 out between fore, aft and broadside firing arcs.
The quoted introductory date of 2525 in Technical Readout: 3057 Revised is evidenntly incorrect, as it puts the rebuilding of the Avatar-class base vessels for the Liberator as having occured six years prior to the Avatar entering service.
In German products the unit's proper name was perfectly translated to Befreier.