Real Life Iron Man Breaks The World Record For Fastest Speed In a Jet Suit

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Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot of British tech company Gravity Industries has soared into the record books with the brand new Guinness World Records title for the Fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine powered suit.

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Richard achieved an impressive speed of 32.02 mph (51.53 km/h) on his third and final timed attempt, before dropping into the lake. By that point though it didn’t matter because Richard had made already history with Gravity’s game-changing invention!

The suit is called “Daedalus,” is a light exoskeleton attached to six gas turbines ― four mounted on the arms and two on the hips ― that have a combined thrust of 286 pounds.He has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit – a brand new title created just for him.

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Once he was back on the ground, Richard said: “I am delighted we have set the record. I’m very proud indeed to be a part of Guinness World Records Day, it is a pleasure and a privilege to have our unique creation recognised and celebrated all round the world.”