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The Mark III War Machine Armor was the second armor used by James Rhodes while he was an official member of the Avengers. It was created sometime after the Battle of Sokovia, as a replacement to the Mark II War Machine Armor.
Arresting Captain America
Following a bombing during the ratification of the Sokovia Accords, the Winter Soldier was suspected with orchestrating the attack and was found in Bucharest. However, as Captain America and Falcon were aiding in the Winter Soldier's escape, Rhodes arrested the pair, as well as another mysterious assailant who revealed himself to be King T'Challa of Wakanda, much to the hero's surprise.
Later, as a team led by Captain America attempted to steal a Quinjet, Rhodes accompanied a team led by Tony Stark to apprehend the renegades. During the ensuing fight, Rhodes used the armor's baton and was damaged by a combined attack from Captain America and Ant-Man. Rhodes later used his sonic weaponry to incapacitate Scarlet Witch when she tried to prevent a destroyed tower from blocking the Quinjet hangar.
As Captain America and Winter Soldier escaped aboard the aircraft, Rhodes and Tony pursued them. However, Vision accidentally disabled the armor when trying to fire a beam at Falcon, striking Rhodes instead and sending him plummeting towards the ground. Neither Iron Man or Falcon were able to reach him in time before the moment of impact. Rhodes survived the accident, but suffered severe spinal injuries that left him almost paralyzed.
The Mark III War Machine Armor is an improved version of its predecessor with enhanced weaponry and the addition of a melee weapon.
- "Sorry, Cap. This won't kill you, but it ain't gonna tickle either."
- ―War Machine to Captain America
- War Hammer: A non-lethal melee weapon. It looks like an energy emitting collapsible baton. It is able to emit concussive force on impact. Stored in the right side of the armor's back.
- Machine Guns: 2 small machine guns are stored in the anterior forearms. A dual barrel machine gun is stored in the left posterior forearm.
- Missile Launchers: Multiple Missile Launchers. Launchers each stored with six miniature guided missiles are located in the two shoulder harnesses, the posterior of the right forearm, and another retractable launcher at the back of the right shoulder.
- Back Machine Gun: Like the War Machine Mark II, the Mark III is equipped with a long, thin, four-barreled, rifled gun mounted on the shoulder. Unlike with Mark II, the Mark III has no V-track for the Machine gun to slide on with the left shoulder for the machine gun and the right for the War Hammer and missile launchers.
- Stark Sonic Cannon: The armor was equipped with the Stark Sonic Cannon at the back of the right hand, which can release high-frequency pulses.
- Repulsors: The War Machine Armor MK III has repulsors in the palms and Arc Reactor.
- There is an Ultron Sentry kill count of 22 on the right side of the War Machine Armor: Mark III's chest.
| Mark I • Mark II • Mark III • Mark IV • Mark V • Mark VI • Mark VII|
Mark VIII • Mark IX • Mark X • Mark XI • Mark XII • Mark XIII • Mark XIV • Mark XV • Mark XVI • Mark XVII •
Mark XVIII • Mark XIX • Mark XX • Mark XXI • Mark XXII • Mark XXIII • Mark XXIV • Mark XXV • Mark XXVI •
Mark XXVII • Mark XXVIII • Mark XXIX • Mark XXX • Mark XXXI • Mark XXXII • Mark XXXIII • Mark XXXIV •
Mark XXXV • Mark XXXVI • Mark XXXVII • Mark XXXVIII • Mark XXXIX • Mark XL • Mark XLI
Mark XLII • Mark XLIII • Mark XLIV/Veronica • Mark XLV • Mark XLVI
|Mark I • Mark II/Iron Patriot • Mark III|
|Mark I • Mark II|