An Iron Man-esque suit designed to help humans take flight, is on sale for £340,000 (or R5.9 million) at a department store in London. 

The one-of-its-kind 3D printed suit weighs 27kg and uses five kerosene-fuelled micro gas turbines, two attached to each arm and one at the back, all controlled by body movement, the Evening Standard reported.

It was created by former desk-bound City worker Richard Browning who set a Guinness World Record flying 32mph (51.5 km) above a lake in Reading. 

In theory, the suit can go as fast as the human body can stand, about 180 mph (289.7km), and uses four litres of fuel per minute. 

Department store Selfridges said the suit will take humans into the air with at the touch of a button. 

“Just avoid taking your vodka martini with you, as it will likely become a little too shaken, not stirred,” Selfridges said jokingly in a blog post. 

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