We’ve seen multiple Iron Man suit replicas in the past, but never one like this. This real-life invention from ex-Royal Marine reservist Richard M. Browning actually flies.
According to Browning, his out-of-this-world working prototype is “like riding a bicycle in three dimensions.”
The suit, named after the Greek mythological figure Daedalus, the father of Icarus, was in turn designed in Browning’s garage in Salisbury over the past 10 months. But how does it work?
Well, ultimately, six miniature jet engines mounted on the arms and the lower back provide propulsion for the suit. But while capable of extreme speeds and altitudes, the inventor insists that for now, he’s being a bit cautious with the apparatus.
“The suit can fly in most locations,” Browning disclosed to Red Bull. “Despite being capable of flying at several hundred miles per hour, and at thousands of feet, normal operation sees the wearer flying at no more than a couple of meters.”
However, to see Browning’s incredible real-life Iron Man suit in action, press play underneath.
Eat your heart out, Tony Stark.