Specs: Mark 8
The New Red and Gold, #231 Armor
Iron Man - The Mark 8 Armor
Anthony Stark, HOMER
Anthony Stark, Bethany Cabe
Shell Composition: Rigid
interior/3-D knitted metallic exterior provided protection from physical
attacks as well as acid, heat, cold, most forms of energy, radiation, and
electricity. A 3-D knitting pattern on a submolecular construction level
gives the armor itself more strength, while allowing for the most comfortable
Power Source and Energy Information:
is the first armor to incorporate the Beta Particle Power Supply. Backup
Solar Energy Converters. Energy Induction Grid.
Control Systems Interface:
interface and battle computer (Mark 3).
(Mark 3): Multi-band light and force beam emitter. Can be adjusted
for a variety of effects such as search light, heat beams, tractor beam,
lasers, image inducers, ultraviolet light, and electromagnetic pulse.
Generates and broadcasts high frequency sound waves.
(Mark 3): Laser-guided particle beam emission units mounted in the
palm of each hand.
High energy plasma discharge "torpedoes" that build in intensity as they
travel through the aptmosphere, picking up static and ambient energy. However,
they are slow-moving projectiles, easily dodged.
The armor can generate a narrow beam of intense heat. It can also be internalized
to heat the surface of the armor until it is too hot to touch.
Pulse: The armor can generate a pulse of electromagnetic energy that
shuts down all electrical systems within a one mile radius. However, it
also shuts down the armor until it can reboot (currently this takes about
Equipment: The eye and mouth hole slits could be sealed. The suit had
a supply of air to last about an hour.
(Mark 4). Uses high-speed triple-source turbines located in the boots.
By expanding the field that keeps the armor rigid, the armor can encase
itself in a protective force field that is effective against most forms
of attack. He can also used this field to polarize the armor to either
attract or repulse other items of magnetic polarity. The armor can temporarily
surround itself with a force field that greatly increases its protection
from attacks. While the force field is engaged, the armor is unable to
use any other systems.
Field Grid: Embedded in the surface of the armor is an absorption grid.
It is able to absorb energy from attacks or surrounding power sources to
recharge the armor or redirect into the weapons systems.
Emitter: Generates 12 simultaneous images of the armor. It is used
to confuse the enemy. He is unable to identify the real armor allowing
Iron Man an attack advantage. It could also be used to generate a "chameleon
field" around itself. The computer in the armor would analyze its surroundings
and generate a hologram to make it blend in with the surroundings making
it effectively invisible visually and to cameras.
The outer coating of the armor absorbs the signals from both radar and
sonar making the armor invisible to those forms of detection.
Senses: The armor contains ear protectors to baffle incoming noise
greater than 70 decibels. Similarly, blinding lights trigger polarized
lenses in the helmet's eye slots.
and Repulsor Beam: Using magnetism, the armor can generate a tractor
and repulsor field.
Translator: The computer in his armor is able to translate to and from
English and many of Earth's more popular languages.
Device: The armor is protected from anybody analyzing or duplicating
the circuits in the armor. Once tripped, the security circuits melt the
interior of the armor to slag. A few minutes later, the armor explodes
to destroy itself.
The left gauntlet can generate a laser absorption grid that absorbs most
forms of attack.
Probe: It allows the computers in the armor to establish a wireless
link to other computer systems and assume control of them.
Band Transceiver: both Audio and Visual; Radar; Sonar; Infrared; Electrical/Magnetic:
By measuring the variences in the magnetic fields in structures, the armor
could reverse engineer a schematic of the layout of where power lines ran
inside of the walls and overlay the layout onto the visual display inside
the helmet; Life Detector: Uses a combination of pinpointing heat sources
and measuring their temperatures.
(Image courtesy of IronManArmory.com )