So who the Higby decided to give Liberators free Afterburners? It's absolutely insane that a Racer + Afterburner Liberator is actually faster than a Hover/Dogfight ESF. It'd be like an MBT being faster than a Lightning - stupid. An ESF cannot chase down the Liberator and an A2A loadout Liberator can chase down ESFs - especially with the Engineer passive repair some Clegg decided to give aircraft. Not to mention such Liberators are impervious to G2A since they can also equip Fire Suppress as they no longer need to equip afterburners. Given the RM that ESFs need for dogfighting, they all run dogfight or hover airframes. Conclusion: 3 Man A2A Liberators are cheaper and better at A2A than ESFs now. A2A ESF needs A2A rotary nose gun; Hover/Dogfight chassis; Coyotes; Stealth; plus Fire Suppress (everything upgraded) A2A Liberator needs stock nose gun (just upgraded); Stock belly gun (just upgraded); Hyena tail gun; Racer Chassis; Composite Armor (or stealth if it really wants to gank ESFs). In the end it means that the A2A Liberator actually costs about 2k less certs to buy than the A2A ESF and the A2A Liberator is far stronger and FASTER.