quandongcrumble said: Hi I'm bugging you because your knowledge of the MCU tie in comics is better than mine: do you know how many versions of the War Machine armour there has been in the MCU? There's obviously the v1 in Iron Man 2, which Tony repairs pre-Avengers. I haven't been able to get my hands on the pre-Iron Man 3 comics, do you know if Rhodey gets a whole new War Machine in them?
There have been 2 War Machines in MCU
The first, yes, being the Iron Man armor turned War Machine in Iron Man 2.
Then, between Iron Man 2 and 3 there was the Iron Man 3 prequel comics where Tony unveils an all new specifically made for Rhodey War Machine armor. He even had it painted and decked out War Machine style.
This is the same armor that ends up being repainted and rebranded as Iron Patriot in IM3.
I think early IM3 stuff had ideas of using the War Machine armor a little before rebranding, as there were a lot of toys and concept art for it, but alas. it never made it to the actual movie.