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Liberator
Type: Gunship
Empire: Icon NS
Cost: 450Icon resource nanites 128
Health: 5000
For Armor and Damage resistance details see this article.
Decay: 5 Minutes
Nose Cannons: L30R Vektor,
CAS30 Tank Buster,
L-24R Spur
Belly Weapons: AP30 Shredder,
C150 Dalton,
L105 Zephyr,
Dual-75 Duster
Tail Weapons: M20 Drake,
A30 Walker,
M60-A Bulldog,
Hyena Missile Launcher


The Liberator is a three man gunship. The Liberator's nose guns are useful for preliminary damage before the bombardier weapons can be brought to bear. The bombardier weapons of the Lib are some of the most powerful single weapons in-game, capable of terrorizing ground targets and providing strong defense against enemy aircraft. The liberator tail weapons are excellent for warding off enemy fighters, and provide supplementary damage against ground targets, though lack the damage output nessisary to secure kills without the help of the belly guns.

Liberator Diagram

Certifications Edit

Liberator Vehicle Certifications
Category Certification Name Levels and Cost
Utility Slot Decoy Flares
100Disrupts active lock-on missiles and blocks new lock-ons for 5 seconds. Can Be activated once every 40 seconds.
200Disrupts active lock-on missiles and blocks new lock-ons for 5 seconds. Can Be activated once every 35 seconds.
500Disrupts active lock-on missiles and blocks new lock-ons for 5 seconds. Can Be activated once every 30 seconds.
1000Disrupts active lock-on missiles and blocks new lock-ons for 5 seconds. Can Be activated once every 25 seconds.
Ejection System
500When exiting the vehicle, all occupants will now safely "bail out". Occupants will not take fall damage and will not inherit the vehicle's momentum.
LF-100 Afterburner
250Unlock the LF-100 Afterburner which allows the Liberator to burn fuel to gain a burst of speed.
375Fuel regeneration rate increased by 12.5%.
550Fuel regeneration rate increased by 25%.
750Fuel regeneration rate increased by 37.5%
1000Fuel regeneration rate increased by 50%
Fire Suppression System
30Activate to repair 3% of the vehicle over 5 seconds. If the vehicle is on fire when activated, it will also extinguish the fire. Can be activated once every 60 seconds.
100Activate to repair 6% of the vehicle over 5 seconds. If the vehicle is on fire when activated, it will also extinguish the fire. Can be activated once every 55 seconds.
200Activate to repair 9% of the vehicle over 5 seconds. If the vehicle is on fire when activated, it will also extinguish the fire. Can be activated once every 50 seconds.
500Activate to repair 12% of the vehicle over 5 seconds. If the vehicle is on fire when activated, it will also extinguish the fire. Can be activated once every 45 seconds.
Defense Slot Nanite Auto Repair System
50Repairs 4% every 5 seconds. Damage disables auto repair for 12 seconds.
100Repairs 4.5% every 5 seconds. Damage disables auto repair for 12 seconds.
150Repairs 5% every 5 seconds. Damage disables auto repair for 12 seconds.
200Repairs 5.5% every 5 seconds. Damage disables auto repair for 12 seconds.
500Repairs 6% every 5 seconds. Damage disables auto repair for 12 seconds.
Vehicle Stealth
30Increases lock-on time by 0.25 seconds and also reduces the auto-detect range of the vehicle to 174 metres.
100Increases lock-on time by 0.5 seconds and also reduces the auto-detect range of the vehicle to 116 metres.
200Increases lock-on time by 0.75 seconds and also reduces the auto-detect range of the vehicle to 58 metres.
1000Increases lock-on time by 1 seconds and also completely prevents the vehicle from being auto-detected.
Composite Armor
30Increases the vehicle's total health pool by 8%.
50Increases the vehicle's total health pool by 9%.
150Increases the vehicle's total health pool by 9.5%.
400Increases the vehicle's total health pool by 10%.
Performance Slot Precision Bomber Airframe
100Improved brakes, turn and roll.
200Improved brakes, turn and roll. (More effective than previous rank)
400Improved brakes, turn and roll. (More effective than previous rank)
High-G Airframe
100Improved vertical thrust, pitch and agility.
200Improved vertical thrust, pitch and agility. (More effective than previous rank)
400Improved vertical thrust, pitch and agility. (More effective than previous rank)
Racer High Speed Airframe
100Improved cruise and afterburner speed (If afterburner is equipped).
200Improved cruise and afterburner speed (If afterburner is equipped). (More effective than previous rank)
400Improved cruise and afterburner speed (If afterburner is equipped). (More effective than previous rank)

Liberator Strategy LinksEdit

  • Tech Plant Advanced Offensive Strategy
    1. In Tech Plant assaults, Liberators should provide close air support (CAS) for the ground team. Use the Liberators to quickly take out the turrets and suppress spawn points.
  • Amp Station Basic Base Strategies
    1. When defending the Tech Plant a well-placed Liberator can cover multiple avenues of approach. Make sure the Liberator also has a full crew complement otherwise it only acts like a slow air superiority fighter and unable to implement its air to ground capabilities.
  • For Casual Use
    1. Use the Racer Airframe, as you can get a top speed of around 220 KPH.
  • Gunship Tactics

There are a number of techniques and flying styles to do this, but there are three ways to hit ground targets. The first and easiest is to hover over the target. This gives great accuracy to the gunner but you tend to take the most damage. The second method is to fly over the target, shooting the forward gun, and then the belly gun while you go over. This tactic makes you a hard target to hit from the ground, but gives you little time to shoot. Microphones for communication are almost mandatory.

The last, and usually most effective, method is to continuously circle the target from a good height. More powerful HE weapons and zoom scopes are needed, but this tactic allows almost constant and accurate fire onto a target while making yourself a difficult target to anyone without lock-on missiles.

  • Flying Solo

Flying solo often means you will be using your lib as a dogfighter. Engaging enemy aircraft is done by flying up to them and switching to the second seat to shoot at them, preferably with a dalton. One shot from the dalton is sufficient to instantly kill any ESF. Any other belly gun will be ineffective against aircraft. Racer Airframe is immensely useful as well.

To conduct an engagement in the air while solo libbing, follow the basic steps:

  1. Locate and spot the enemy. This will keep them on your engagement radar and assist your sitational awareness when they inevitably fly into your blind spot.
  2.  Aim above their cockpit and fly directly towards it. This is to prepare your dalton for the upcoming shot.
  3.  when you are sufficiently close enough (sufficiently is defined in terms of how well you can aim a dalton) switch to your second seat. The ESF should be somewhere below you if you flew above them. By now it will be midway through evasive manouvers.
  4.  shoot him.
  1. If you miss and he has evaded your line of sight, drop the tail of your lib towards the ground, face the sky and pivot your belly to face the enemy ESF, you will have an opportunity for another shot or two.
  2.  If he is still alive, bring your tail up to the horizontal and go back to step two.

It is important that you minimize the time spent in step 1 and 2, and maximize the time spent in the other steps. It's a good idea to use Racer Airframe, as this will mean less time taking damage as you attempt to close the distance.

  • Hazards and situational awareness

The bane of libbing is being shot at by aircraft from an unknown location. Competent ESF pilots will attempt to stay in your blind spot at all times, especially if your belly gun is a dalton. If you are solo libbing, remember the following:

  1. Ground armour will happily shoot at any flying target in their arc of fire. Stay above 200 metres to ensure nasty surprises in the form of armour piercing rounds don't fly at you.
  2. Enemy ESF's need to be facing you directly in order for you to take damage. This means that their movement in the other axes are purely thrust or falling. The moment you take damage, you know where they are. If you are solo libbing, pitch your nose directly up, spin around and face your belly towards the enemy. They most likely were flying directly at you, and now you can shoot them down with your dalton.
  3. Ground launched missiles are the most common way you will take if you are flying near a contested facility. Consider investing in flares.
  4. Nanite auto repair with ammo printing means that you will never need to return to a base to resupply. If you keep yourself safe, you could remain airborne indefinitely.

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