The JRXL-1000 Variable Threat Response Battle Suit or War Machine is a solar charged carbon-composite-based external plating armor which provided its user with superhuman-level strength and durability as well as utilizing laser guided munitions. It was presented as the heavily modified Mark II Armor for Iron Man II. Various weapons are added to the Mark II for the classic War Machine look.
War Machine was developed when the military had taken in the Mark II armor and it was upgraded with heavier external armor plating and new technology. The armor's heavy weapons arsenal of ballistic weaponry was provided by defense contractor Justin Hammer of Stark Industries' rival company Hammer Industries. The markings on the War Machine armor include its serial & production number of "AF47 001", the "ED 445 FLTS" tail code designation of the 445th Flight Test Squadron, and the modern and heritage United States Air Force logos. It is equipped with non-weapons grade repulsor based flight stabilizers that theoretically reach speeds of Mach 8 similar to the Mark IV's flight stabilizers. Chest battery is capable of generating at least eight gigajoules of energy. Only a fraction of this energy is required to power the Mark II exoskeletal structure. The Hull Pressure Transducers are onboard sensors that track external pressure based on altitude, speed, and temprature, and adjust imternal settings appropriately. After Rhodes confiscates the Mark II armor on behalf of the United States government, it is heavily weaponized by the United States Air Force for their "War Machine" project. The Mark II's ballistic weaponry upgrades were provided by defense contractor Justin Hammer. Weapon pods each containing a 9mm Claridge Hi-Tec semi-automatic pistol and a FN F2000 5.56mm assault rifle are mounted on both forearms. An external M134 7.62mm minigun is attached via a gyro-stabilized arm mounted behind the right shoulder. Enclosed inside of the left shoulder is a Milkor MGL 40mm grenade launcher capable of firing heavy munitions, including a bunker-buster deployer Sidewinder missile (which Hammer personally nicknamed the "Ex-Wife"). Though this weapon, like many of the products produced by Hammer Industries, proves to perform well below expectations. The energy repulsors from the original design are still located in the palms and chest. Though Rhodes is the War Machine suit's primary pilot, its internal computer systems were linked to the Hammer Industries mainframe, allowing it to be operated by remote.
Iron Man 2Edit
Rhodes is under pressure by the United States government to convince Tony Stark to relinquish ownership of the Iron Man armor while remaining loyal to Stark despite frustration. When an intoxicated Stark in the Iron Man armor proceeds to target and shoot various objects, endangering the lives of all the guests at his birthday party, Rhodes was forced to don the Iron Man Mark II armor to intervene. After the intervention turns into a fight that wrecked Stark's home, Rhodes left with the Mark II armor. After the confiscated Mark II armor is upgraded into the heavily armed War Machine armor, it is taken for a demonstration at the Stark Expo with Rhodes as its pilot. However his armor was under the control of Ivan Vanko and Rhodes was forced to fight Stark against his will. The War Machine software was rebooted by Natasha Romanoff, enabling Rhodes to regain control over his armor. Rhodes then teamed with Stark to fight against Hammer's unmanned drones and Vanko himself. After the battle, Rhodes left with the armor.
FN F2000 Tactical - 5.52mmEdit
The FN F2000 Tactical assault rifle is also mounted on War Machine. Referred to as the "FN 2000" by Hammer (Sam Rockwell) when seen showing it off to Rhodes. It is fitted with a scope and removed folding foregrip when being represented to Rhodes by Hammer. When on War Machine, it has massive magazines.
When Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) is asked by Lt. Col. Rhodes (Don Cheadle) to weaponize the Mark II Iron Man suit, he presents several weapons for them. One of the main weapons Hammer displays is the M134 Minigun. Hammer says that the boys in uniform refer to it as "Uncle Gazpacho" or "Puff the Magic Dragon" when showing it to Rhodes. Even though he correctly identifies it as a 7.62mm, Puff the Magic Dragon was actually the nickname for AC-47 gunships and never used to refer to Miniguns. He also picks it up with ease even though more than 100 lbs with all the parts, but the barrel unit is light enough to pick up. The "War Machine" has the M134 mounted on its right shoulder. When Hammer presents it, it appears to be of the GE M134 model, but the Dillon-Aero was ultimately desired.
Claridge Hi-Tec - 9mmEdit
Milkor MGL - 40mmEdit
M24 Shotgun (M26 Modular Acessory Shotgun System) - 12 GaugeEdit
The M26 MASS shotgun system is among the armaments selected for War Machine.