This is the Star*Soldier gloss for the third powerups page:
CONCEPT: See the previous post!
- "armor plates" - This is a concept that the development team was very big on, but that I never quite saw as being so important - ships in Wing Commander Arena differ from classic ones in that they have plates and plates of simple Durasteel armor which can be easily replaced, rather than hulls made of increasingly prized metals. I felt the need to reference it a few times, regardless.
- "Mace Tactical Nuclear Mine" - Originally the Mace Tactical Nuclear Missile from Special Operations 2 and Wing Commander IV. This was actually the earliest powerup to be 'explained', as the game's Producer wanted a backstory for the mine weapon found in the Meteor Storm mode.