“Iron Man” Richard Browning set a flight record in a jet suit
British inventor Richard Browning has updated the speed record for movement in a device in the format of a jet engine controlled by a human body. Simply put – a suit with an integrated marching engine on the back and shunting jet engines on their hands. In the press he is known as the “Iron Man”, because of the unequivocal similarity with the hero of comics.
Representatives of the Guinness Book of Records came to the lake in Laguna Park in Reading, which is in the UK. Under the conditions of the test, Browning had to overcome a minimum of 100 m and develop a speed of more than 48 km / h before it crashes into the water. The inventor managed to do this only from the last, third attempt – he accelerated to 51.5 km / h.
The most strange thing about everything was the wording of the process. The category name of the record was clearly invented “on the run” an hour before entering the Book and in this column was empty until Browning made some successful flights. So Iron Man did not update, but set the record for the first time, but then why the speed limits?
Whatever it was, the acceleration and flight in a suit with jet engines are now officially measured and listed in the rating bases. And Richard Browning himself showed a spectacular show, which is sure to inspire other self-taught masters. True, above landing on the water, he still needs to work – a bright inflatable waistcoat looks funny against the brutal equipment of the hero.