Phase 3 Carbon Plating was a defense related upgrade for Podracers. The carbonized plating allowed Podracers to withstand punishment from other pilots or rough terrain better than stock parts or upgrades of inferior quality, such as the T100 Dual Power Absorber. The upgrade's price ranged to 950 truguts or more.[3] During the 24 BBY[1] Podracing season, the Toydarian junk dealer Watto sold this upgrade to Podracer pilots from his garage.[3] The Phase 3 Carbon Plating upgrade was outclassed by the Phase 5 Carbon Plating upgrade.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Phase 3 Carbon Plating was first mentioned in the 2002 video game Star Wars: Racer Revenge, and was available as a Podracer upgrade that players could purchase. The carbon plating was not clearly visible to the player.[2] The upgrade was mentioned again in the game's strategy guide.[3]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: Racer Revenge takes place eight years after Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, according to the game's opening scrawl. The New Essential Chronology dates the events of The Phantom Menace to 32 BBY, thereby providing a date of 24 BBY for Racer Revenge.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: Racer Revenge
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Star Wars: Racer Revenge: Prima's Official Strategy Guide