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Popeye
Plymouth,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,557
Sprint ST (02-04)


icon19 Jan 2019 16:25
A British man who designed and built an ‘Iron-man’ style jet suit has held talks with military forces in the UK and across the world about employing his device in warfare.

Ex-Royal Marines Reservist Richard Browning says that he has been on a training day with US Navy Seals, met with a South East Asian special forces group, and has most recently demonstrated his contraption to the British Royal Marines.

Mr Browning’s jet suit uses five engines to generate 1000bhp and can cruise at speeds of more than 50mph.

Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, he said: “It’s clear to see how you could move a special forces soldier in a very nimble and fast way onto a target.”

Last week, he flew around the Royal Marines’ infamous bottom field assault course at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon - breaking the speed record for doing so.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01...


This could be used for taking down those pesky drones currently flooding our skies.

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Sir Alan of Ingol
sespit of the north,
United Kingdom

Posts: 14,347
Enthusiast


icon19 Jan 2019 17:45
james bond could do that 50 yrs ago
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Katies Grandad
Snot on the Ouse,
United Kingdom

Posts: 2,207
Speed Triple 1050


icon19 Jan 2019 20:49
Quote:
[This could be used for taking down those pesky drones currently flooding our skies.

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Looking at it , he would have to catch them in his teeth.
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j p
ma,,
USA

Adventurer (99-01)


icon20 Jan 2019 01:25
Popeye:
A British man who designed and built an ‘Iron-man’ style jet suit has held talks with military forces in the UK and across the world about employing his device in warfare.

Ex-Royal Marines Reservist Richard Browning says that he has been on a training day with US Navy Seals, met with a South East Asian special forces group, and has most recently demonstrated his contraption to the British Royal Marines.

Mr Browning’s jet suit uses five engines to generate 1000bhp and can cruise at speeds of more than 50mph.

Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, he said: “It’s clear to see how you could move a special forces soldier in a very nimble and fast way onto a target.”

Last week, he flew around the Royal Marines’ infamous bottom field assault course at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon - breaking the speed record for doing so.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01...


This could be used for taking down those pesky drones currently flooding our skies.

77

5 lumps —1000hp and you can only go 50mph how f!$%en heavey is the bloody thing or is it not very aerodynamic :lol:

This guy can go160
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4WJD5kXB1_...
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

Posts: 40,019
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icon20 Jan 2019 09:01
^ ^ ^

He doesn't seem to do well at hovering though does he?
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Jim of the East
North of Norwich,
United Kingdom

Posts: 916
Speed Triple T509


icon20 Jan 2019 13:28
Popeye:
....................... uses five engines to generate 1000bhp and can cruise at speeds of more than 50mph.

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There's an Old Boy down the road from just put an order in for one:smirk:
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~Bluelabel~
The Shades, Ongar,,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 58,445
Thunderbird Sport (98-00)


icon21 Jan 2019 09:52
Problem is, all that thrust on hinged limbs is a bit of a liability... there's only so much force the elbows can take before folding and the amount of fuel needed is humungous for extended flight...
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

Posts: 40,019
Enthusiast


icon21 Jan 2019 11:20
Needs an exo-skeleton.
More weight though = more fuel used = bigger tank needed = more weight etc, etc.
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Obeewan
Eastern Angles,
United Kingdom

Daytona Super III


icon28 Jan 2019 18:20
Watched the programme on these guys, the jet engines are exquisite little jewels and sound epic when I winding up and down. I'd buy one tomorrow if I could afford it. If they can build more fuel in, to just over the 1:1 thrust to weight ratio, they'll be laughing.:thumbup:
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