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Guantánamo Class Stealth Carrier (2059)

Guantánamo Class Stealth Carrier (2059)

Technical Data

Ship Type: stealth escort space carrier
Government: New U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: unknown
Ship Class: Guantánamo
Ship Name: Guantánamo (CV 299), Macross 7 Fleet, docked with Sunnyflower; Maizuru (CV/ARMD 362), Macross 7 Fleet; Mamoi (375), Macross 7 Fleet, destroyed July 2045; Belleauwood CVR-699, Macross Frontier Fleet; Clark 2 CVR, Macross Frontier Fleet; Rakuyou CVR-670, Macross Frontier Fleet; Kaga CVR-663, Macross Frontier Fleet
Commission Date: unknown
Number of Class Commissioned: exact number unknown (massive numbers)
Complement: unknown
Dimensions: length 352.0 meters; width 111.0 meters; height 71.2 meters
Mass: standard operational displacement 9,500 metric tons
Structure: stealth composition; large dock in aft section for arrival and departure
Power Plant: OverTechnology heat pile system cluster
Main Machinery: OverTechnology main engine thruster (aft); OverTechnology vernier thrusters, OverTechnology gravity control system; OverTechnology fold system; external fuel tanks with stealth covers (mounted ventral hull)
Max instantaneous acceleration during combat: 1.45 G+
Armament:
  • 2 x twin 30mm beam guns
  • 14 x 30mm CIWS beam guns
  • anti-air high-maneuverability missile system
  • Space planes: unknown
    Variable Mecha: many x VF-171 Nightmare Plus variable fighters (capable of carrying 70 VF-11-sized variable fighters)
    Non-Variable Mecha: unknown

    Description and History

    In the years following Space War I, the United Nations Government (UNG) quickly rebuilt much of the lost infrastructure and soon the UN Spacy was rebuilding the fleet. Impressed with the initial combat performance and multi-functionality of the ARMD Class Space Carriers, the UN Spacy pursued design and construction of a next generation ARMD Class vessel. The result is the Guantánamo Class Stealth Carrier, an improved space carrier with stealth capabilities and its own Space Fold System for interstellar travel. As a carrier, the Guantánamo Class has a large launch bay in the forward section, a dock in the aft section of the ship (to link with large vessels) and large external fuel tanks with stealth covers. Though this class of vessel utilized many new technologies, the economy of design proved relatively inexpensive and the UN Spacy deployed massive numbers of Guantánamo Stealth Carriers. These ships are found primarily as the main-force carrier in the colonization fleets, but the Guantánamo Class Stealth Carrier is also used extensively for planetary defense. In 2040, Earth has a vast defense fleet stationed in orbit consisting of numerous vessels that included the Guantánamo Class ships as well as thousands of armed defense satellites spread amongst the fleet.

    In the 2059 era the basic structure of New UN Spacy ships is identical to the warships of the Macross 7 fleet. However differences in armaments and detection systems are apparent due to different manufacturers and subsequent date of construction.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Plus, Episode 4
    Crew: no notables
    Other Appearances: Macross 7, Macross Frontier
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • none
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Additional Information Courtesy of fan translation (Seto Kaiba of the Macross World forum community)
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist