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The Thermal Accelerator Booster (Often abbreviated to T.A.B.) was an advanced type of engine technology manufactured by Xechsci Technologies used to propel most semi-massive starships at sublight velocities. It was a heavily "dampened" or "Dumbed-Down" version of the far superior Ion Accelerator Pulse. It most respects, however, it was near—perfectly identical.
Thermal Accelerator Boosters were fueled by dual power cells, liquid chemical reactants, onboard thermal generators, or virtually any other device capable of providing sufficient power. The engine utilized internal fusion reactions to produce a stream of highly-charged particles that are forced through the engine's exhaust port at nearly the speed of light.
Thermal Accelerator Boosters were known to emit mildly radioactive byproducts, requiring onboard technicians to wear protective gear.
Because of this radioactivity, it was common protocol for ships equipped with an T.A.B. to utilize hyper-repulsorlifts for propulsion during atmospheric flight and reserve use of the more powerful ion drives for orbital navigation.
The Thermal Accelerator Booster was, unlike the I.A.P., immediately fitted onto a ship. This was because this particular engine was supplied nearly only to the Empire's Imperial Star Destroyers.
Behind the scenesEdit
The use of the Thermal Accelerator Booster is allowed in other Star Wars Fanon articles as long as a link is provided. The Thermal Accelerator Booster was actually inspired by a need to have more engine articles.