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"Mark V. It's lighter, has less armaments, but breaks down into a smaller bundle the size of a briefcase."
Tony Stark[src]

The Mark V Iron Man Armor, also known as the Suitcase Suit, was Tony Stark's fifth Iron Man suit. The first suit to specialize on portability and easy access, it was used by Stark during the Duel of Monaco, where it was damaged by Whiplash.


"I got him."
"Take the case! Take it!"
"Give him the case!"
Tony Stark, Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts[src]

Following nearly failing to save Pepper Potts when fighting Obadiah Stane in Los Angeles, Tony Stark began working on making the Iron Man armor more portable. Stark believed he had figured it out with the Mark V, which could be stored in a briefcase-sized bundle at the expense of having less weapons. Thirty minutes before flying to Monaco, Stark finished assembling the Mark V.[3] A hologram of the Mark V armor's briefcase form could be seen among the various holograms Tony Stark was examining when Pepper Potts visited him in his workshop. The Mark V was first seen at the Circuit de Monaco, in its briefcase configuration, handcuffed to Happy Hogan who was guarding it so that it could not easily be stolen.

Tony Stark dons the Mark V

When Whiplash attacked Stark during the Monaco Grand Prix, Tony was caught on the track, defenseless, until Hogan and Potts managed to get to him with the Mark V. Tony used the Mark V armor to defend himself against Vanko and narrowly managed to defeat him despite the suit's reduced combat abilities, receiving large amounts of damage to the suit.[2]

Sometime after the battle, the Mark V was repaired and kept in Stark's "Hall of Armor" with the other "classics". When Stark's mansion was attacked by the Mandarin's forces, it was destroyed due to damage to the mansion's systems; causing the suit to explode.[4]


The Mark V was designed to be portable while providing the user with the advantages of an Iron Man armor. The suit was made up of a multitude of individual, miniature plates. This resulted in a much lighter suit that was also capable of folding into a briefcase. When the briefcase was activated, Stark inserted his hands into the sockets and lifted the assembly onto his chest. The suit automatically assembled around his body in a matter of seconds.

  • Superhuman Strength: The armor increases the user's strength, to the point where Stark was able to kick a car out of the way, seemingly effortlessly. While wearing the armor, Stark was also able to easily crush Vanko's arc reactor in one hand.
  • Superhuman Durability:

    Iron Man withstanding electricity

    The suit gives its user superhuman durability to a certain degree. However, due to the lighter plating and gaps between the numerous plates, this suit was more vulnerable overall than the other models. A couple of strikes from Ivan Vanko in his arc-powered harness was able to tear through and severely damage the armor.
  • Superhuman Speed: To be added
  • Superhuman Agility: To be added
  • Superhuman Stamina: To be added
  • Superhuman Reflexes: To be added
  • Flight: To be added
  • Heads Up Display (HUD): To be added
  • Self-Contained Life-Support System and Environmental Protection: To be added
  • Repulsors:

    Iron Man shooting at Ivan Vanko

    The armor is outfitted with basic repulsor technology, capable of firing high-density energy beams for a concussive attack.
  • Unibeam: The Arc Reactor in the chest is capable of firing a highly concentrated beam of energy for offensive capabilities.


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