Mark I War Machine Armor
JRXL-1000 Variable Threat Response Battle Suit [ 1 ]
Tony Stark † ( Mark II )
Justin Hammer ( modifications )
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|Mark II Iron Man Armor||Mark II|
- “Tony, don’t be jealous.”
“No, it’s subtle, all the bells and whistles.”
“Yeah, it’s called being a badass.”
- ―War Machine and Iron Man
The Mark I War Machine Armor ( besides known as the JRXL-1000 Variable Threat Response Battle Suit ) is the first armor given to James Rhodes, who used it to become War Machine. Originally Tony Stark ‘s Mark II armor, the armor was taken by Rhodes and heavily modified by Justin Hammer with a assortment of weapons and armor additions. notably used during the Battle at Stark Expo, Stark late removed the modifications and reverted the armor to its Mark II country .
- “You let your friend fly away with your suit. Now, if I didn’t know better…”
“You don’t know better. I didn’t give it to him. He took it.”
“Whoa, whoa, whoa. He took it? You’re Iron Man and he just took it? The little brother walked in there, kicked your ass and took your suit? Is that possible?”
- ―Nick Fury to Tony Stark
Following a series of conflicts with the United States government over the possession of Tony Stark ‘s Iron Man Armor technology, Stark ‘s acquaintance and Military Liaison to Stark Industries, James Rhodes, took province for minimizing any far conflicts or questionable actions by Stark. Upon arriving at Stark ‘s annual birthday party, Rhodes discovered that he had become drunkard while wearing the Iron Man Armor and was behaving recklessly, about endangering the lives of the party attendants. In ordering to subdue Stark, Rhodes put on Stark ‘s Mark II armor and ordered Stark to stop, which led to a battle between the two.
Following the crusade, Rhodes took the armor to Edwards Air Force Base to turn the armor over the United States Air Force under his personal supervision. Rhodes ‘ superiors then made the decision to call in Justin Hammer to weaponize the lawsuit with a assortment of top of the argumentation firearms provided by Hammer Industries. After the armor had been weaponized and modified, Hammer and the military took the armor to the Stark Expo so that it could be presented aboard Hammer Industries ‘ fresh Iron man inspired Hammer Drones.
After being tipped off about a loom attack by his enemy, Ivan Vanko, Stark arrived in his latest armor, the Mark VI, to reclaim the Mark II and confront his foes. Stark attempted to force Hammer to reveal Vanko ‘s placement, a well as convert Rhodes to help him in his mission. however, Vanko took control of the War Machine armor and the Hammer Drones, sending them to kill Stark. The War Machine Armor, running on a distant automatic pilot, chased the Mark VI through the skies around the Expo until it was beaten in combat by the Mark VI. finally with the aid of Natasha Romanoff, Rhodes was able to regain control of the armor and help Stark defeat the perch of the Hammer Drones and Vanko, who arrived in his Whiplash Mark II armor. [ 1 ] Following the struggle, Rhodes took the armor for “ security purposes ” without complete expostulation from Stark. Later, the armor was stripped of all Hammer ‘s modifications by Stark, considering it an diss to his own technical school, reverting it to the Iron Man MK II, and he created a new custom-made War Machine armor for his best acquaintance. [ 2 ]
With its basis being the MK II armor, it gives the wearer superhuman force, reflexes, lastingness, and flight. Upon being handed over to Justin Hammer, it was weaponized, up-armored, and renamed the Variable Threat Response Battle Suit. Besides being able to use its repulsors as offensive weapons, the suit is armed to the dentition with weaponry such as a minigun attached to its back, fight rifles attached to its forearms, and a projectile catapult stored in its shoulder. It was besides given extra armor plating. To counterbalance the extra weight caused by the versatile lend weapons and armor, excess thrusters were added to both calves to allow for trajectory on a flat comparable to the Iron Man Armors from the Mark II onwards. The suit comes with a cortege of onboard fight analysis software including radar track and auto-targeting systems. It can besides be controlled via a remote control A.I. system .
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- Superhuman Strength: To be added
- Superhuman Durability: To be added
- Superhuman Speed: To be added
- Superhuman Stamina: To be added
- Superhuman Reflexes: To be added
- Flight: To be added
- Self-Contained Life-Support System and Environmental Protection: To be added
- Heads Up Display (HUD): To be added
- Repulsors: Like most Iron Man armors, the War Machine armor can use its flight repulsors to fire powerful concussive energy blasts.
- M134 7.62mm Minigun: The MK I’s most iconic weapon. A 7.62x51mm, six barrel, medium machine gun capable of firing 6,000 rounds per minute. It is attached to the back of the suit on an articulating robotic arm. Using an auto-targeting system, it can fire on its own, even behind the user, allowing for near 360 degrees of coverage.
- Two FN F2000 Tacticals: 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition, bullpup assault rifles. Modified to attach to each of the suit’s forearms and loaded with extended magazines to allow for long periods of continuous fire without needing to reload.
- Sidewinder “Ex-Wife” Self-Guided Missile: A miniature kinetic-kill bunker busting missile made exclusively by Hammer Industries. Mounted in a concealed launcher on the suit’s left shoulder. Unfortunately, Rhodes was unable to make use of its destructive capabilities, as the missile he fired during the Battle at Stark Expo was faulty.
- Claride Hi-Tec: 9x19mm, Semi-Automatic Pistol.
- M24 Shotgun (Variant Proprietary to Hammer): 12-gauge, bolt-action shotgun made exclusively by Hammer Industries. It has a barrel length of 180mm, with a five-round magazine and a double action trigger.
- Milkor MGL 40mm Grenade Launcher: 40mm grenade ammunition, 6-round revolving cylinder.
- The markings on the War Machine Armor: Mark I’s shoulder “ED 445 FLTS” is a Tail code designation of the 445th Flight Test Squadron stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
- Promotional art depicts the War Machine MK I’s arc reactor light as red, while in the movie it remains white.
- Prior to the release of Iron Man 2, an alternate take on a potential cinematic War Machine armor was included in Hasbro’s toyline for Iron Man.
- While Rhodes ordered Hammer to attach all the weaponry Hammer presented to the War Machine armor, Rhodes is never seen using the Hi-Tec pistol, M24 shotgun, nor the Milkor grenade launcher; nor do they appear to be attached anywhere on the suit.
- After Hammer Industries modified the armor into the War Machine Mark I armor, the color of the suit’s visor display changes from blue to green. Its external visor lights also change from blue to red.
- Since it was an upgrade of the Iron Man Mark II rather than something built from scratch, the suit was not properly calibrated to Rhodes’ physiology; Stark stated Rhodes was lucky it did not cause him to suffer a heart attack.