A Soviet warship from a 1970s technothriller...
Allende (Named after Salvador Allende (President of Chile, 1970 - 1973).)
Guevara Class Guided Missile Destroyer (Fictional)
Speed: 50 knots
Described as having "...a low, clean profile and flared bow, she hugged the water to make radar detection difficult."
Gun Armament: "...some forty-millimeter guns mounted on the bridge." (Russians do not use 40mm guns.)
Missile Armament: SAMs and SSMs (SSM launchers are concealed below decks and only raised above deck to fire.)
Note: Specifically identified as the third member of the class (Lead ship is presumably named either Guevara or Che Guevara, this is not however specified in the text.). The small gun armament is the result of a need to keep the ships weight down.
This comes from the 1974 novel 'Thirty-four East' by Alfred Coppel, the class (All of which are named after Latin American Revolutionaries.) are designed as 'tattletails', their mission, to tail US carrier groups and when war starts, call down a strike and fire every SSM they carry at the carrier before escaping at high speed.
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