In this paper a two liquid crystal (LC) modulators for mid-wave infrared radiation (MWIR) are presented. A two electrooptical effects (EOE) in liquid crystalline structures have been utilized for MWIR modulation: electric field induced cholesteric - nematic (Ch-N*) phase transition (ChN mode) and switching of the twisted-nematic (TN) structure (TN mode). At the Ch-N* mode an intensity modulation depth was of order of 15% but there wasn’t a dark state. In case of the modulation induced at TN mode was near full. These modulators are quite slow, switching times are order of a few hundreds of milliseconds for Ch-N* mode electrooptical effect and dozens of minutes in case of TN mode.