The Liberator-class cruiser, also known as the Liberator Cruiser, was a well-armed capital ship manufactured by the Sullustan–run SoroSuub Corporation. Although diminutive in size, the Liberator-class 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 positioned 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 hexagonal in shape, the Liberator's prow extended in twin slanted mandibles, at the recessed center of which lay two exposed launch bays. With excellent shielding, state-of-the-art hull armor, and new drive unit technology, the Liberator-class cruiser stood as one of the most advanced warships in the galaxy.
Designed as an antipiracy vessel, the Liberator-class cruiser was built to take on entire armadas of small pirate craft and proved effectively capable of frontline space combat. While formidable against other enemy capital ships, the Liberator tended to be somewhat vulnerable to attacking starfighters.