An early titanium Rolls Royce RB211 turbine.
The turbine is the stage one fan from a Rolls Royce RB211 jet engine, which formerly powered a Boeing 747. The turbine is made from titanium and dates to the mid 1970s.
Mounted on a steel display stand.
In 1970 a RB211 engine cost over Half a million dollars.
In 1971 the production costs of developing the RB211 made Rolls Royce bankrupt.
Height: 230 cm.
The diameter of the turbine is 215 cm.