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Below is the various primary suits that was seen in the recent Iron Man movies and their abilities.

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Mark 1
Structural design - Rugged
The first ever suit built by Tony Stark out of desperation and frustration when he is held captive in a terrorist camp. The suit has various parts assembled by basic mechanics. It is an advanced prosthesis. It is sturdy enough to handle a dozen assault rifles. The tempered metal deflects bullets effectively.
Power - 1st version of Arc Reactor
The solid Cast Iron suit is powered by hydraulic and servo circuits. It is powered by the first version of miniature arc reactor developed by Tony. This first version is not designed for sustained flight.
Artificial Intelligence - Basic
The suit does not have any advanced AI (Jarvis). All the functions run by mechanical actuation enhanced by basic programming. It is intelligent enough not to over move an arm or twist the waist,
Flight:
This suit has a set of retro rockets in the legs. However, it lacks the flight stabilizer in the hands and has no aerodynamics built into it.
Hence it can only offer a short trajectory flight.
Weapons:

It packs a flame thrower which can through fire to a distance of 10 to 15 meters.
It contains few missiles which requires manual targeting and firing.

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Mark 2
Structural Design:
Mark 2 is more aesthetically designed. It looks more lean and agile and also incorporates a platted structure.
Power:
It is powered by the second version of miniature arc reactor. This arc reactor is more efficient offering higher cycles per second and can power a sustained flight. The armor also has a bunch of servo systems that enables ease in movement.
Artificial Intelligence - J.A.R.V.I.S
This version of the suit has JARVIS - Tony's personal AI. With JARVIS, Tony gets a lot out of the suit including an advanced heads up display, weather patterns, communication systems, flight simulator, automated trouble-shooting, automated power and motion control.
Flight:
This is the first suit designed to be tested for flight. The repulsors in the feet offers necessary thrust while the repulsors in the hands stabilize. It also has some aerodynamics built into it. It has flaps similar to an aeroplane. However, this suit is not designed for high altitude flight or flying in cold regions. Cold causes Ice to build up - clogging the system shutting it down.
Weapons:

This is a test version and does not pack much fire power except the repulsors. Of-course, the suits strength can be used as a basic defense.

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Mark 3
Structural Design
Mark 3 is built with Gold-Titanium alloy - Offering durability and light weight also solving the icing problem. It is painted gold and red. The standard version from the comics. It is tough enough to handle F22 raptors shots and explosive shells.
Power:
It has the improved arc reactor. However it is efficient enough to function with the basic model of the arc reactor as well.
Artificial Intelligence - J.A.R.V.I.S
It has added AI systems including a target sensor, motion sensor, advanced communications. It also has higher response time.
Flight:
The limitations of Mark 2 are overcome in this version. Tony advises JARVIS to, "Connect to the sys. co., have it reconfigure the shell metals, use the gold titanium alloy from the seraphim tactical satellite. That should ensure fuselage integrity while maintaining power-to-weight ratio." This is designed for long distance flights. It can fly at super-sonic speeds. It can go toe to toe with F22 raptors.
Weapons:
Mark 3 packs an arsenal. It has wrist mounted Anti-tank missile. It has shoulder mounted machine guns and hip mounted flare launchers. It also has the repulsor weapons and can also be diverted through the chest piece. Also, the armor is powerful enough and can pack a punch in physical combat as well.

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Mark 4
Structural Design & Ergonomics
Mark 4 is more ergonomically designed. It has a more classy look and its helmet can be manually detached. It also has a built in atmospheric conditioning system as well as a urinal filter :P. 
Power
The power here is the same arc reactor with more efficiency. However, once its palladium core depletes, it poisons Tony. Tony desperately searches for an alternate power source to escape from palladium poisoning.
AI - JARVIS with more cool gadgets as usual.
Flight:
Its aerodynamics is optimized more.
Weapons:
The same weapons are showcased in this version since, Tony currently is focusing on finding an alternative power source.

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Mark 5
Structural Design & Ergonomics:
This is the portable version. The previous versions needed Tony's giant cranes to assemble and dis-assemble. This version is packed in a suitcase and requires nothing more than a kick to get it going. From there it climbs Tony's body to automatically assemble. Its structural rigidity is not on par with the heavy versions but is enough to handle small arms and Ivan's electric slashes.
Power: Still powered bu palladium based arc reactor core.
AI - JARVIS
Flight: It does have the repulsors built in but it doesn't seem to have any  aerodynamic features to control the flight. We can assume that this version can hover and take short flights.
Weapons:
Its primary weapons are the repulsors and the suits strength itself. There is no other evident weapon system observed.

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War Machine
Structural Design & Ergonomics:
This is the version of Mark 2 that Rhodes took away from Tony after a short brawling. It went through some tinkering by Justin Hammer. The Structural design of the Mark 2 has went through some additional plates as a layer on. The chest piece and the eyes are glowing red.
Power:
It has the miniaturized arc reactor which came with Mark 2. It can sustain flight.
AI:
JARVIS was replaced by a different one that was developed by Anton during his time with Justin Hammer. The AI seem to have advanced security systems that even JARVIS couldn't hack through.
Flight:
War Machine has the built in repulsor thrustors and the aerodynamics to sustain long term supersonic flights.
Weapons (Also shown in the right):
War Machine is loaded with weapons. It has the following weapons:
Claridge Hi-tec 9mm semi-automatic pistol; 
M-24 Shotgun (Variant Proprietary to Hammer); 
FN F2000 5.56X45MM Assault Rifle; 
Milkor M6L revolving Grenade Launcher
M134 7.62mm Multi-barrel Minigun (Over the shoulder)
"Ex-wife" Miniature Self-guided missile with chemical explosives (Proprietary to Hammer)
Repulsor in hands, feet & chest.

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Claridge Hi-tec 9mm semi-automatic pistol
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M-24 Shotgun
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FN F2000 5.56X45MM Assault Rifle
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Milkor M6L revolving Grenade Launcher
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M134 7.62mm Multi-barrel Minigun
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"Ex-wife"
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Mark 6
Structural Design & Ergonomics
The obvious structural changes are the inverted triangle shaped chest piece and the different chest piece. The arms have included a touch of gun metal colour. The armor looks more sturdy and can endure more damage and is shock resistant.
Power
This armor is  powered by the new element that tony re-discovered from the notes and clues left behind by his dad - Howard Stark, This power source does not poison Tony. It also seems to reverse the effects of the earlier palladium poisoning. Once Tony synthesize the power element, it is accepted by the reactor core and performs efficiently.
AI
JARVIS ofcourse.
Flight
This armor seems to have better aero agility.
Weapons
Apart from the previous set of weapons and the repulsors, this armor packs the below additional weapons:
 A super laser which is powerful enough to cut through hard drone armor with ease. However, it gets depleted after one use.  A sticky grenade launcher.

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Mark 7
Structural Design & Ergonomics
This armor can assemble itself on Tony without the need of the big cranes or the spinning rims. It does so by tracking and locking on to the traceable bracelets on Tony's wrist. It is impressive that it can also be assembled in mid air. The armos is a little bigger and the chest piece is back to circle from being a triangle..
Power
The armor is powered by the new element based reactor.
AI - JARVIS
Flight
Built for powerful and fast flying.It has additional thrusters built below the hip and back. These flying upgrades offer a much higher agility and control.
Weapons
Apart from the usual weapons, it has a bunch of self-guided mini-missiles that can be launched from the shoulder. It has arm mounted missiles and lasers built in.

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Mark 42
Structural Design & Ergonomics
This armor is highly modular and ergonomic. Its elements are built independently and can be assembled on a person as individual modules. Its structure is flexible and can suit anyone and is tough enough to endure bullets / attacks.
Power
The central chest power source is visible. However, since each part of the armor can move independently - either (a) each independent element must have a dedicated power unit or (b) Non-contact / wireless power technology must be utilized in this armor. In the later, the power source and the range of the power transmission is still a question since it is observed that the independent elements are functional even at large distances (in miles) from one another.
AI
Jarvis is still the primary intelligence. The armor is telepathically linked to tony. He can do this with the sub-dermal chips embedded in Tony's body. Tony can control and direct the armor with his mind and remotely. There seems to be a sub-conscious link between the armor and Tony that he affects it during REM sleep.
Flight
Amazingly the independent elements of the armor can fly independently as well. The impressive fact is that the few parts of the armor can fly at greater speeds without the repulsor thruster. It must have been achievable through advanced technology like magnetic propulsion or vectored Repulsor fields.
Weapons
It can have a huge array of weapons installed due to its modular and flexible advantage. In the movie, the primary weapons - Repulsors were only observed. May be it is because Tony was testing this prototype and has not yet loaded it with weapons.

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