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Live out your Iron Man dreams with this Tony Stark-style fly­ing suit that’s gone on sale at Sel­fridges in Lon­don. You can pick up the 1,050bhp Jet Suit for a cool £340,000.

The Jet Suit, made by Grav­ity In­dus­tries, was con­structed us­ing 3D print­ing and be­spoke elec­tron­ics, weighs 27kg and is pow­ered by five minia­ture jet en­gines at­tached to the back and arms. It’s no ca­sual ride: in the suit you can reach a cruis­ing speed of 51.5km/h (32mph) and a max­i­mum al­ti­tude of 3,675m (12,000ft) – fea­tures that earned the suit a Guin­ness World Record.

Richard Brown­ing, who built the suit, isn’t some mad bil­lion­aire with a su­per­hero com­plex, but a fa­ther of two from Wilt­shire who was inspired by his time with the Royal Marines. Flight is in his blood; one grand­fa­ther was a war­time fighter pi­lot, the other a he­li­copter man­u­fac­turer.

If you’re not will­ing or able to shell out the cost of a rather nice house for this new toy, you can al­ways set­tle for an in­ter­ac­tive VR sim­u­la­tion of a Jet Suit flight at Sel­fridges. Or if you want to take things a step fur­ther, you can book in for a flight in the Grav­ity Team Train­ing Hangar, which is lo­cated 90 min­utes out­side Lon­don.

Jet Suit

£340,000, grav­ity.co

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