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Liberte Modified Assault Transport by ILJackson Liberte Modified Assault Transport by ILJackson
The Liberte is an unofficial modification design for the Siena Ray armored transport that attempts to turn the ship from a defensive to offensive platform. Created by what became known as the Cooper Sector Partisans (CSP) during that sector's occupation by the Imperial Consortium, the Liberte was used to run blockades, perform commando combat drops and smuggle arms and supplies to human rebels trying to hold out while the Terran Protectorate pushed to liberate the sector.
The most obvious change was the removal of the original four wings/heat sinks and their replacement with more traditional wings which allowed for better atmospheric handling. The ships also had missile racks (anywhere from two to six depending on CSP supplies) that carried light anti-ship missiles and four 5-inch automatic rail guns under the bow. Called a "York Plow" by the crews, it lacked the punch of a true offensive weapon, but could unleash blistering fire that would make most opponents clear out of the Liberte's way. The missiles were its main weapon if an assault was in mind. It also still carried the standard "cheek" laser cannons and anti-starfighter defense turrets on the dorsal and ventral hull. The ships also had upgraded ECM packages and some carried a small fighter in their bellies when not transporting personnel, usually an old Arrow Interceptor.
The Imperial Consortium never found the production yards for these vessels because they were being made at shadowports by former pirating groups. It wasn't until some time after the war that it was revealed that pirates throughout the sector, long a pain for Cooper shipping, had joined the partisans and had given over their networks and smuggling and raiding tactics.
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PhaidrosthePeep Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Looks like the ideal ship for a starting group of adventurers.
Tough, but not top-notch.

I like your entire gallery, it is difficult to just like a single one.
You also write good and detailed back-stories. Is it from asetting for a book or a game?
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is a setting that I am going to use for a graphic novel, novel, and role-playing game. Its to be a multimedia universe. The graphic novel will be first, starting in a month or two. Then the RPG.
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alchemyartworks Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
beautiful design!
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ILJackson Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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multihawk Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love everything about this, especially the station in the background!
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ILJackson Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Rotter12 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Love the detail, and the write up Darklord!

the Rotter
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Meema Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Nicely done.
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joulester Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I seriously love the background and the colours here. The planet below looks heavenly, and the tones used for the orbiting space station goes very, very well with it.
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ILJackson Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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