A Russian engineer and YouTuber has made a real-life Iron Man suit – and it’s way more than just a Halloween costume.
Content creator, Alex Burkan, has not only replicated the Marvel hero’s unique look – but also many of its engineering and technical aspects.
And, while it’s not the first time it’s been attempted, it’s pretty impressive.
This isn’t the first time that the YouTube sensation has made science fiction a scientific reality.
He’s already the proud owner of a Guinness World Record after he made the first-ever working and retractable lightsaber.
Inspired by the Star Wars movie franchise, his creation produces a 3.28-foot plasma blade that reportedly reaches 5,072 Fahrenheit.
That’s so hot it could cut through steel.
However, the extensive and layered technology make the real-life Iron Man Marl II suit more of a feat – but tech is already making strides as we head into 2024.
The power system has a self-powered hydrogen reactor, repulsor upgrade, bulletproof armor, and exoskeleton.
While the suit is still in production, this Instagram post shows the real-life Iron Man conducting a cold thrust test, as Robert Downey Jr enjoys life on his animal-filled estate.
It’s essentially a repulsor blast without ignition using a hydrogen and oxygen mix.
The blast looks pretty powerful, with the recoil sending the engineer backwards by a few steps.
“Got some doubts about hot tests, because God gave me no spare parts,” he admitted.
The response of his followers were mixed.
One said: “Bro is keeping the dream alive of those millions of mechanical engineers who decided to go for mechanical engineering just so one day they could build a real iron man suit, though most of them have ended up in IT sector.”
Others were confused as to whether it was a scene from the Marvel movie.
“Dude, you’re actually replicating the movie scene where he blows out the windows,” they said.
Others doubted how powerful the suit actually is: “Why did you voluntarily take 3 steps back after?”
However, replies show that others disagreed.
“I’d step back too if I just set off an angled explosion in a closed space in the direction of hardened tools lol,” one commenter quipped.