There’s been a lot of talk about building a real-life Iron Man suit over the past couple of years, including word of the U.S. military building TALOS, or a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, as well as whatever Elon Musk has going on behind closed doors — he was probably trolling when he said that he visited the Pentagon to discuss “a flying metal suit” but who knows with him, right? But even though those hints at a prototype are vague, there is somebody who has taken it into his own hands (literally) to build a real-life Iron Man suit. And it uses multiple miniature jet engines.
If this setup sounds extremely dangerous, that’s because it is! The jet engines obviously give off a lot of heat, and they can also run out of fuel unexpectedly, which happens in the Red Bull video at around 3:10. The engines are also EXTREMELY LOUD, as demonstrated by one of Browning’s test videos posted to Facebook:
But the real (fictional) Tony Stark had challenges testing his own suit too; it’s important to keep that in mind. Although he did have robots that could douse him, plus his falls seemed a bit more graceful and less… limb-threatening.
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