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Guantánamo Class Stealth Carrier

Guantánamo Class Stealth Carrier (CV)

Technical Data

Ship Type: stealth space combat carrier
Government: 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: *2026
Number of Class Commissioned: exact number unknown (massive numbers)
Complement: unknown
Dimensions: approximate length 400 meters; length 352 meters (Macross Chronicle 2E Macross 7 Mechanic Sheet UNS 11A)
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:
  • many x anti-ship/anti-fighter weapons
  • anti-air high-maneuverability missile system
  • Space planes: unknown
    Variable Mecha: approx. 40-50 aerospace craft, typically VF-11C Super Thunderbolts (Macross Chronicle 2E Macross 7 Mechanic Sheet UNS 11A)
    Non-Variable Mecha: unknown

    Description and History

    In the years following Space War I, the United Nations Government (UNG) quickly rebuilt 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 (for arrivals and departures, possibly also acts as a link with larger 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.

    *Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Vol. 2 Space Wings (2010) page 114 indicates that the first Guantanamo-class ship was commissioned in 2026 (initially they were being built side by side with the ARMD II-class [DYRL ARMD]). It is also stated 90 ships of the class were built in the 9 years between 2026 and 2035.

    Production Notes

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

    Line Art

  • Stealth Carrier line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - This Is Animation Special Macross Plus and other macross books
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