the SLAM

The Strategic Long-range Artillery Machine, or SLAM, is a very small mobile weapon. Smaller than even the Joes' mini-tank, the Armadillo, the SLAM has a similar cannon array, along with a full brace of micro-missiles to ruin the day of many a Cobra.

The SLAM can definitely move under its own power, thanks to its 600 HP engine, but is often towed into place on other vehicles to save its fuel for firefight conditions. A one-man operation, the SLAM has the following, devastating capabilities:

Handling
RV 6
Velocity
RV 10
Durability
RV 30
Protection
RV 20

Armored Hull: the SLAM is built to dish out serious punishment while taking plenty itself. It is built from m.v. 30 materials, and offers its occupant rank value 20 Protection from conventional injuries - the SLAM is small and tough!

Barrage Mini-missiles: the SLAM is outfitted with ten of these micro-projectiles. They are heat-seeking and can be guided by the operator directly if necessary. The Barrage missiles can inflict +1 RS damage for each doubling of projectiles fired:

Handling
RV 10
Velocity
RV 50
Durability
RV 10
Damage
RV 20 Slashing (fragmentary)

Communications Array: the SLAM is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system, allowing for constant team communications. This makes for rank value 10 comm power, a 25 mile range, with rank value 30 signal encryption.

Four-up Cannons: the star of our show, these four 90mm cannons are linked to give the SLAM's operator staggering offense when needed. When fired, these guns will inflict a jaw-dropping rank value 40 Piercing damage with each deadly hail of leaden doom.

Night Vision Sensors: the SLAM's driver seat is equipped with multiple targeting sensors and devices, including fully functional, rank value 10 thermal night vision. This allows the SLAM's operator to handle the weapons on his device even in the darkest conditions.

Slider Arms: the SLAM is equipped with four powerful hydraulic support arms, which can lock into place and allow the vehicle to fire full-bore despite its relatively small size. Dislodging the SLAM from its slider arms and 'dug-in' feet requires rank value 40 Brawn.

Extra Goodies:

the SLAM 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the SLAM:

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