Through the 24 year existence of Team Fortress, the Soldier has prevailed as one of the most popular classes, along with Sniper, the Demolitons Man & the Heavy Weapons Guy. Let's take a look at the evolution of his design.
Version 1: QuakeWorld Team Fortress
In QuakeWorld Team Fortress, the Soldier appears to wear a chestplate over a camoflagued jumpsuit. He wears a helmet with glasses and carries the Rocket Launcher in thirdperson.
Version 2: Team Fortress Classic Beta
This variant of the TFC Soldier was only seen in a few screenshots before release, however, it more resembled the QWTF Soldier than release TFC Soldier, with the notable presence of a helmet, goggles, and a team coloured jumpsuit.