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RB211 Turbine

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RB211 Turbine

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.