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'Iron Man' jet suit that lets you ACTUALLY FLY goes on sale at UK department store for a relatively cheap amount

Reminiscent of the suit worn by Robert Downey Jr, you could become a real-life superhero for £340,000.

Ever fancied becoming Iron Man ? Well now you can.

A jet suit created by a British former commodities trader has gone on sale at Selfridges department store in London with a cool price tag of £340,000.

Made up of five miniature jet engines mounted on the pilot's arms and back, the suit by Gravity Industries is reminiscent of the one worn by Robert Downey Jr as Marvel superhero Iron Man.

Running on jet fuel or diesel, it has a speed record of 32 miles per hour and altitude limit of 12,000 feet, though inventor Richard Browning hovers only a few metres above the ground when using it, for safety reasons.
Richard Browning with his 'Iron Man' suit (Image: PA)
He has taken it on demonstrations around the world and on Wednesday took flight above a small closed-off street outside luxury department store Selfridges , which is selling custom-made versions of the suit.

Richard Browning said: "This consumes about four litres a minute in the hover (position) so you can fly for three or four minutes quite easily and we have got another version - certainly on a cold day when you get more thrust, it'll fly for about nine minutes.

"That's something we're looking to improve but it's the inevitable consequence of flying without wings."
'Real-life Iron Man' Richard Browning demonstrates the jet powered suit in 2017 (Image: PA)
The curious can see the suit at the store as well as test out a virtual reality version.

Anybody who decides to buy a suit will also be offered training.

Browning added: "If you watch this as an audience member you probably get exposed to more warmth than I do as the pilot.

"It's actually surprisingly calm and not very violent. It's very passive and gentle when you're flying it."
'Iron Man' jet suit that lets you ACTUALLY FLY goes on sale at UK department store for a relatively cheap amount Reviewed by Akande Boluwatife on July 20, 2018 Rating: 5

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