the S.L.A.M.

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

The S.L.A.M. 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 S.L.A.M. has the following, devastating capabilities:

C
Ty 6
S
Gd 10
B
Rm 30
P
Ex 20

Armored Hull: the S.L.A.M. is built to dish out serious punishment while taking plenty itself. It is built from Remarkable (30) m.s. materials, and offers its occupant Excellent (20) Protection from conventional injuries - it's small and tough!

Barrage Mini-missiles: the S.L.A.M. 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 CS damage for each doubling of projectiles fired:

C
Gd 10
S
Am 50
B
Gd 10
Damage
Excellent (20) Edged Attack (fragmentary)

Communications Array: the S.L.A.M. is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system, allowing for constant team communications. This makes for Typical (6) comm power (with a 250 mile range) that has Remarkable (30) ranked signal encryption.

Four-up Cannons: the star of our show, these four 90mm cannons are linked to give the S.L.A.M.'s operator staggering offense when needed. When fired, these guns will inflict a jaw-dropping Incredible (40) Shooting damage with each deadly hail of leaden doom.

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

Slider Arms: the S.L.A.M. 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 S.L.A.M. from its slider arms and 'dug-in' feet requires Incredible (40) Strength.

Extra Goodies:

the S.L.A.M. Classic Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the S.L.A.M.:

  1987