Airwolf or Blue Thunder fans will relish the news of a new battle helicopter kit coming to Firebox.com in time for Christmas.

Remote controlled helicopters are yesterday's news, Firebox.com is launching in time for Christmas a battle helicopter set so you can challenge your mates on a bored Friday afternoon in the office.

Based on the PicoZ Micro Helicopter, the Sky Challenge kit includes two helicopters both fitted with infra-red lasers that allow you to shoot each other out of the sky.

A direct hit (think Laser quest in the sky) means your opponent will go plummeting down as it automatically stalls their engine.

The helicopters are individually controlled via a twin channel, wide-beam transmitter that also doubles up as a charger.

The set will cost £49.99 when it becomes available in September.