The main focus of the Iron Man Mark II was to update the armor with advanced construction and materials with a focus to greatly enhancing its flight capabilities. Stripping down the Mark I suit to its basics with the aid of modern resources and computer-aided design.
The main flaws of the Mark II discovered by Stark on his first test flight were icing at high altitude, system reaction time and power supply issues, which swiftly lead to the revised Mark III, adding a gold-titanium alloy to prevent freezing.
Later, when Stark became drunk at a party and used his armor's weapon systems to entertain his guests, Rhodes retrieved the mothballed Mark II armor and used it to challenge him. Rhodes overpowered the intoxicated Stark and then confiscated the Mark II armor, turning it over to the U.S. military. Once in military hands however, the armor was ventured for a weapons upgrade by Justin Hammer, although Rhodes removed its arc reactor power source beforehand.
In Hammer's hands the Mark II armor was partially dismantled and then rebuilt into a more combat-ready form. Conventional ballistic weapons and a miniaturized rocket launcher were added and interfaced into the armor's existing control systems.
Like the previous model, this Iron Man armor is empowered by the arc reactor in Tony Stark's chest. Stark was able to make the armor both much more streamlined while including massively more complex systems.
Compared to to the electronically "dumb" Mark I, the Mark II featured a highly advanced compact computer system with extensive sensor systems linked to holographic heads-up display in the helmet, Stark's personal AI J.A.R.V.I.S. being able to interface with it and provide verbal warnings and system status updates. The outer surface of the armor was high gloss silver. The majority of the panels on the suit were articulated to serve as control surfaces in flight, but main flight stabilization came from repulsors installed on the palms of each hand.
Aside from the possible use of hand repulsors as weapons, the Mark II was not revealed to have any weaponry installed.
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