British inventor Richard Browning’s Gravity Industries may not be the only company working on a real-life Iron Man suit, but his Daedalus Mark 1, a jet pack that uses several miniature jet engines to achieve vertical flight is definitely one of the coolest. In a test flight, he achieved a top speed of 32.02 miles per hour and managed to set a Guinness World Records attempt for ‘Fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit’. Read more to see a soldier using this jet pack to fly around an aircraft carrier.
The Daedalus Mk. 1 suit incorporates the following technologies: six ECU kerosene microturbines (two on each arm: automated with the best-in-class power-to-weight ratio), a Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition heads-up display system, Wi-Fi data linkage: live streaming from the Daedalus suit to ground monitoring and the HUD system, fuel air detection using medical bubble detectors to provide a fail-safe fuel alert, graphene composites consisting of composite materials to reduce the weight of the suit, and an airbag system.