The War Machine Armor, also known as the Variable Threat Response Battlesuit, was an armor that was created by the Tony Stark then modified and upgraded from the original armor Mark II by the U.S. Military, which debuted in the movie, Iron Man 2.
It made its debut in the movie when it was presented at the Stark Expo, piloted by Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes, as a part of a new military team held for the U.S. Military along with the Hammer Drones.
The War Machine Armor has a metallic and silver color plating on its overall armor design. Since it was formerly the Mark II, which was modified with additional armor plates and ballistic weaponry, it retains all the signature features of the Iron Man armor, and is only bulkier and heavier in appearance.
The armor is equipped with a M134 Mini-gun attached to the left, and two large shoulder packs which carry powerful weapons
This armor has all the capabilities of previous Iron Man armors.
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Durability
The War machine armor featured M134 7.62x51mm NATO caliber mini-gun with auto-targeting feature. Mounted on its left shoulder in most of the comics, but in the Iron Man 2 film however, it was mounted on the right shoulder.
A high-power bunker buster type micro-missile. It was said the missile is capable of busting bunker below bunker that has been destroyed. The missile was used in an attempt to destroy Whiplash only for it to bounce off the Whiplash's armor and electronics rendered useless by water.
The War Machine Armor retains standard Iron Man Mark II repulsors. Primarily used for flight power and stabilization.
The War Machine Armor has a regular circular-shaped Unibeam, that is able to fire powerful plasma blasts. Its RT color is red, indicating that it was heavily customized, together with its systems, to match military strength and energy-like power, and unmatchable strength.
The War machine armor had M134 7.62x51mm NATO caliber mini-gun with auto-targeting feature. Mounted on its left shoulder in most of the comics, but in the Iron Man 2 film however, it was mounted on the right shoulder.
The armor features 6 tube Micro-Missile array on right shoulder.
The War Machine gauntlets feature FN F2000 (5.56x45mm NATO caliber) assault rifles, these rifles are the main weapon used in conjunction with the mini-gun. That allowed Lt. Colonel Rhodes to engage multiple targets at same time.
During the night at Tony's Birthday Party, he goes drunk while wearing the Mark IV Iron Man armor, which enrages his best friend Rhodey, who stood up for him against the government regarding his property of the Iron Man armor.
When Pepper fails to stop Tony in being reckless from his drunken state, Rhodey, knowing that there was no other choice, heads down to the garage and dons the Mark II from the Hall of Armors. Tony and Rhodey battle to a stalemate when they fire their repulsors at each other, creating a massive explosion. Disgusted, Rhodey delivers the Mark II to the military and it is rebuilt by Hammer Industries into the War Machine.
The War Machine, with Rhodey still as its pilot, is unveiled at the Stark Expo along with the Hammer Drones. Tony arrives in the new Mark VI armor and tries to warn Rhodey, but he is uninterested until Vanko takes control of the drones and the War Machine armor and uses them to attack. War Machine and Iron Man battle each other while Tony tries to stop the drones at the same time. Eventually, Natasha Romanoff restored control of War Machine to Rhodey and together he and Tony took out the remaining Hammer Drones. They then had to face Vanko himself in a powerful suit of armor and were unable to defeat him even working together. Remembering their earlier fight, Tony has Rhodey fire the War Machine's repulsor at the Mark VI at the same time Tony fires at him, causing an explosion in front of Vanko, destroying his suit and defeating him. By the end of the battle, the armor had lost its minigun. Vanko self-destructs himself and his drones, but both Iron Man and War Machine escape. Rhodey later finds Tony and Pepper kissing and Tony demands the return of the armor but Rhodey refuses, citing that his car was destroyed in the battle. Rhodey then flies off in War Machine.
In between of the events of Iron Man 2 and The Avengers
Following Iron Man 2, Tony retrieves the armor from Rhodes and reverts it back into the Mark II suit. However, he gives Rhodes the new War Machine Mark II suit instead.
The War Machine is to have appeared to be the playable armor in the game. The War Machine armor can be unlocked by the Cheat Code: T-Q-4-C-5-7
Retelling the story of Iron Man 2, the War Machine Mark I appears in the scene where Rhodey uses it to fight alongside Tony Stark against the Hammer Drones.
- Score Multiplier: x4.0
- Special Power: Striker Missile
- Game Description: Based on the Mark II armor, the WAR MACHINE suit is equipped with extra armor and a shoulder mounted chain gun.
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- The War Machine Armor is the only armor to share the same armor unit with another, since it was originally the Mark II, only transformed into the War Machine Armor.
- This is the first armor to feature a red-colored RT (Repulsor Transmitter), the second being the Mark 16, and the third being the Mark 26
- In Lego Marvel Superheroes. The War Machine armor's platings are only grey, and the armor's eyes only has white eyes which resembles the suit before the War Machine that people remember.
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| Cinematic Armors|
|Iron Man Armors|| MARK'S 1 - 7:|
Mark I • Mark II • Mark III • Mark IV • Mark V • Mark VI • Mark VII
| IRON LEGION:|
Mark VIII • Mark IX • Mark X • Mark XI • Mark XII • Mark XIII • Mark XIV • Mark 15 • Mark 16 • Mark 17 •
Mark 18 • Mark 19 • Mark 20 • Mark 21 • Mark 22 • Mark 23 • Mark 24 • Mark 25 • Mark 26 • Mark 27 • Mark 28 •
Mark 29 • Mark 30 • Mark 31 • Mark 32 • Mark 33 • Mark 34 • Mark 35 • Mark 36 • Mark 37 • Mark 38 • Mark 39 •
Mark 40 • Mark 41 • Mark 42
| MARK'S 43 - 85:|
Mark 43 • Mark 44 • Mark 45 • Mark 46 • Mark 47 • Mark 48 • Mark 49 • Mark 50 • Mark 51-84 • Mark 85
|War Machine Armors||War Machine Armor Mark I • War Machine Armor Mark II • Iron Patriot Armor • War Machine Armor Mark III • War Machine Armor Mark IV • War Machine Armor Mark V • War Machine Armor Mark VI • War Machine Armor Mark VII|
|Other Armors||Iron Monger Armor • Whiplash Armor Mark I • Whiplash Armor Mark II • Iron Legion Armor Drones • 17A|