The present lot is crafted from a Rolls Royce Pegasus—an engine used in small military aircrafts that allows them to maneuver with the deftness of a helicopter. The engine created the world's first aircraft that could vertically land and could take off from a short runway. The first prototype debuted in 1959 and has since been refined and adapted for various aircrafts for the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps.

An early Rolls Royce Pegasus engine, showing an example of the turbofan seen in the present lot