The Guyana-class (aka Ground Battleship), is a command and assault carrier used by Earth Sphere Federation and A-Laws forces operating on Earth. Colonels Kati Mannequin and Sergei Smirnov were both assigned command of Guyana-class in the year AD 2312, Kati as a member of the A-Laws hunting the Gundams and Sergei as part of the regular military searching for Katharon.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
A large ship capable of flying under gravity. In addition to being able to carry a large number of MS in the central hangar, it also has high firepower such as having a total of ten 10m-grade laser cannons and a large number of GN missile launch ports on each part of the hull as weapons. The main wings are folded at the time of landing, and in this configuration it can be operated as a ground base.
- 10m-Grade Laser Cannon
- The primary weapon of the Battleship, ten of these are mounted across the hull. Four cannons are mounted on the upper sides of the "primary" dual hull with two mounted on the bottom; the remaining four cannons are mounted on the ends of the ship's 'wings' with two on the larger aft wings and two on the smaller wings flanking the bridge. The cannons are mounted on rotating turrets giving them a wide firing arc.
- GN Missile Launcher
A Guyana-class commanded by Kati Mannequin brought reinforcements to a 'Federation Anti-Government Detention Facility' that was suspected to be Celestial Being's next target in a mission to rescue the captured Gundam Meister Allelujah Haptism. The whole mission was designed to be a trap for Celestial Being; however there was little time to prepare as Celestial Being arrived shortly after the battleship landed. Mannequin was surprised at the capabilities of the new Celestial Being Carrier and ordered the ship to open fire on it. However all shots missed before the Ptolemy 2 slammed into the water creating a tidal wave as a means of dramatically increasing the humidity so as to halve the strength of enemy beam weapons, at which point the Battleship switched over to GN missiles. Having underestimated the capabilities of Celestial Being's new machines the mission ended in abysmal failure for not only had the Gundam Meisters succeeded in rescuing their two targets but Katharon, acting on information from an agent within Celestial Being, managed to use the distraction to break in and free their captured comrades.
Colonel Smirnov was also assigned command of one of the ships serving with the regular military. His mission was to search the Rub' Al-Khali Desert for a possible Katharon base. During the mission his Battleship came across Saji Crossroad who was driving across the desert in an attempt to get away from both Celestial Being and Katharon. Saji was taken for questioning however Sergei could tell that he was not a member of either group, yet based on Saji's records figured out that Saji had been in very recent contact with both groups. But Sergei had no intention of using that information, however one of his men eavesdropped on the conversation and reported to the A-Laws that the Katharon base was in the Rub' Al-Khali Desert.
Later the Guyana-class under Sergei's command as well as another stationed outside the capitol city of the Kingdom of Suille and the crew's of both ships bore witness to the destruction wrought by the first use of Memento Mori first-hand.
- Second Mechanics Sourcebook
- Second Mechanics Sourcebook