When he decided to create a new team of Avengers he felt the team needed the heroic images of Captain America and Iron Man. Thus he decided to create this battle suit painted with the colors of Captain America's costume which was cobbled together from StarkTech that had been confiscated from Tony Stark's armory at Stark Tower shortly after H.A.M.M.E.R.'s formation.
However, Osborn lacked the technical expertise on how to operate the armor's repulsor generators efficiently (replacing it with the not as powerful Uni-Beam projector star-shaped output), making it less powerful than Stark's Iron Man armors.
It was hacked into and shut down for good by Iron Man at the end of the Siege of Asgard due to the armor based off an older design and has not been in use since.
It was later revealed that Norman was recreating the armor in a workshop under Oscorp Tower. The armor, along with the workshop, was destroyed by Max Modell after Peter Parker destracted Hobgoblin (Roderick Kingsley) and Hobgoblin (Phil Urich) by "pretending" to by Spider-Man.
At a weapons expo, A.I.M. incited a conflict against Daisy Johnson and Nick Fury, Jr., and used the confusion created to steal a Iron Patriot Armor. The armor was replicated and its low-level A.I. was grown considerably, creating an army of sentient drones which A.I.M. used to incriminate the United States in numerous international attacks. S.H.I.E.L.D. sent the Hulk to destroy an army of droids that were going to attack Iran, and they were successufully disabled by Banner.
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- This armor is possibly based off the outdated Iron Man Armor Model 29. It is possible that it wasn't based on more recent armors because of them being adapted to Stark's Extremis-modified body.
- Osborn altered the unibeam from the simple forms Stark use (like a circle or a trapezoid) to a star, reducing the amount of energy released by it making it a much weaker beam.
- In the film Iron Man 3, Jim Rhodes repainted his War Machine armor with a design very similar to the Iron Patriot Armor.
- In the Ultimate Universe, Tony Stark repainted his suit and called himself Iron Patriot after an almost civil war in order to raise the moral and unity of the United States.
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