“Iron man” Richard Browning set a record flight in a jet suit

British inventor Richard Browning updated the speed record for movement of the device in the format of a jet engine operated by the human body. Simply put – suit with integrated sustainer engine at the back and thrusters rocket motors on hand. In the press it is known as the “Iron man”, due to unambiguous similarities with the comic book hero.

Representatives of the Guinness Book of records arrived at Laguna Park lake in reading, UK. According to the test conditions, Browning had to get through at least 100 m and to develop the speed of over 48 km/h before he collapses into the water. Inventor it was only possible with the last, third attempt – he’s picked up to 51.5 km/h.

The strangest part of the formulation process. The name of the category, the record clearly invented on the fly for an hour to fit in the Book and in this column was empty, while Browning made a few successful flights. So Iron man was not updated, and installed the first record, but then how come the speed limit?

Anyway, the dispersal and flight suit with jet engines is now officially measured and entered into the database ratings. And Richard Browning has shown a spectacular show that will surely inspire other artists, self-taught. However, on landing on the water, he still needs to work – bright inflatable vest looks funny on the background of the brutal hero’s gear.

Source — Guinness World Records

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