The Liberator Cruiser was a powerful frontline SoroSuub Corporation capital ship used by the Rebel Alliance Fleet during the Galactic Civil War. Although slender and small in size, the cruiser boasted a formidable array of weaponry comprising more than four hundred combined turbolaser and ion cannon batteries, and could carry a complement of six starfighter squadrons and three troop regiments. The Liberator featured cutting-edge armor plating, shielding, and drive unit technology that made it one of the galaxy's most advanced warships.
The Liberator Cruiser, manufactured by the Sullustan–run SoroSuub Corporation, was a capital ship that, while diminutive in size, nevertheless proved effectively capable of frontline space combat. The cruiser bristled with offensive firepower, including 240 heavy turbolaser batteries—forty each positioned fore and aft, and eighty each both port and starboard—and 200 ion cannons—forty fore, and eighty along each side of the ship. The Liberator's slender body disguised its capacity to carry up to six starfighter squadrons and three troop regiments. The cruiser was also equipped with a hyperdrive.
Irregularly pentagonal in shape, the Liberator's prow extended in twin slanted mandibles, at the recessed center of which lay two exposed launch bays. While formidable against other enemy capital ships, the Liberator tended to be somewhat vulnerable to attacking starfighters. Still, with excellent shielding, state-of-the-art hull armor, and new drive unit technology, the Liberator Cruiser stood as one of the most advanced warships in the galaxy.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Liberator Cruiser was an original starship model created for the 1998 PC game Star Wars: Rebellion. The cruiser is available to the Rebel Alliance during gameplay as an advanced design over the Alliance escort carrier. Referred to as the "Liberator Cruiser" in the game, the ship's name was formatted more specifically as the "Liberator Cruiser" in the accompanying Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide.
- Star Wars: Rebellion (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide (First identified as Liberator Cruiser)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 Star Wars: Rebellion
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- ↑ The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 180 ("SoroSuub Corporation")