Sublight Acceleration Module
also known as a SLAM, this device was developed for use on the Imperial missile gunboat during the Galactic Civil War. The SLAM's function was to increase sublight speed by as much as two times, allowing the gunboat to quickly enter and exit an engagement with the enemy. The SLAM's power source drew power from all other shipboard systems, but was not considered a primary component. Thus, if weapons or target control were activated while the SLAM was engaged, the SLAM would be disengagde in favor of routing power to those systems.