Little Nellie

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It is a Wallis WA-116 Agile Series 1 gyroplane

Little Nellie was flown, in the film, by its builder, Wing Commander Ken Wallis. Following the filming, Ken Wallis toured airshows with the G-ARZB. Trailered behind his Rolls-Royce he put on an entertaining stunt show, usually involving the pursuit and shooting up of a scrap car containing his assistants, posing as villains. 'Little Nellie' was totally destroyed, at just such an airshow, in Newtownards, N.Ireland on June 7, 1986. Ken Wallis walked away unhurt. The gyrocopter is now owned by the Shuttleworth Collection.

In the movie it is flown by Bond to reconnoitre the area around Blofeld's lair which was of course hidden in a volcano. He has an interesting air to air battle with a number of bad guys in helicopters, which are all (naturally) blown up.

James Bond Gyrocopter, Little Nellie; You Only Live Twice Corgi 04601; James Bond's Gyrocopter, Little Nellie; You Only Live Twice, Firing Rockets
Eaglemoss; Gift 1 Corgi 2001-2006

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