Little Nellie

Ken Wallis of Little Nellie fame dies

September 5th, 2013 by

Ken Wallis, who designed Little Nellie (seen below at a car show in Barcelona in 2003) and flew her in the aerial scenes of You Only Live Twice, died this week at the age of 97. Wallis flew a number of missions during the Second World War, including secondment to the US Strategic Air Command […]

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Little Nellie – the Wallis WA-116 autogyro

August 14th, 2012 by

After identifying the area in Japan where the Ning-Po was unloaded in You Only Live Twice (1967), James Bond plans on scouting the mountainous area by air and tells Tiger Tanaka, head of the Japanese secret service, to “contact M. Tell him to send Little Nellie, repeat Little Nellie. Also tell him to send her […]

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James Bond’s secret weapon comes to Diss [Diss Express]

August 16th, 2010 by

Little Nellie is going to make an appearance at a vintage car and motor bike rally to be held in Diss on Sunday 23rd August according to an article in the Diss Express. The gyrocopter featured in You Only Live Twice starring Sean Connery and while the film itself draws a mixed response from fans, […]

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