Armor Specs: Firepower Armor
(Pic courtesy BOB LAYTON --
copy of original Firepower design, originally seen in A.I. #28)
Iron Man #230
Design notes :
The armor has thick steel alloy plating and
protected articulated joints. The armor protects the wearer against physical
attacks as well as heat, cold, energy, radiation and acid.
Power Source and Energy Information:
The armor ran on batteries and
was able to recharge itself from electrical sources.
Control Systems Interface:
Cybernetic interface and battle
*Chest mounted heat beams
*Back pack nuclear missile
*Arm mounted particle beams
*Shoulder mounted lasers
Boot jets (Mark 4). This
armor has similar turbines to Iron Man's Mark 5 armor. Instead of miniature
turbines, Firepower has huge turbines on each ankle.
Full-band transceiver both audio
Jack Taggert was selected to don
a super-duper set of armor created by Stark business rival Edwin Cord. Cord's
machinations were thrwarted by Iron Man in the past, and now he was determined
to finally trash Shellhead! He saw his opportunity during the "Armor Wars" when
IM "went rogue." Cord and his Firepower suit were contracted by the U.S.
government to stop Iron Man. This they did, and Taggert annihilated the Iron
Man Silver Centurion armor! However, a mere issue later, Stark created the New
Red and Gold armor and took FP apart in a few panels! Cord created the armor
using Stark's stolen technology.
Thanks once again to Paul Livingston for this