Wallis Autogyros Ltd. 'Little Nellie' WA-116 exhibition aircraft from You Only Live Twice.

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Wallis Autogyros Ltd. 'Little Nellie' WA-116 exhibition aircraft from You Only Live Twice.
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257. Wallis Autogyros Ltd. "Little Nellie" commissioned WA-116 exhibition aircraft from You Only Live Twice. (Eon Prod., 1967) In 1967 former Royal Air Force Wing Commander Ken Wallis and his WA-116 autogyro "Little Nellie," gained international fame by appearing in the James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice. Following the production, Wallis Autogyros was commissioned to build this iconic "Little Nellie" exhibition aircraft. Measuring 11 ft. 2 in. long, from nose to back of rudder; landing gear spans 66 in. wide and rotors span 219 in. Constructed of aluminum, fiberglass and steel. Many of the aluminum parts feature machine-turned finish, including pieces for the dash, trim, air intake and structural bracing. Features rear wooden propeller with reinforced fiberglass rear rudder and aluminum top rotor. Adorned with requisite nose machine guns, side missiles and rockets. With signature yellow, black, white and silver paint finish. Has gauges on dash for altimeter, fuel pressure, air speed, with rotor RPM gauge drawn on. Also features switches for "flame throwers," "aerial mines," "A/A missiles" and "rockets." Engraved on stainless steel on side of rotor shaft: "Serial No. 214 Type WA-116 / Constructed under Wallis Patents by / Wallis Autogyros Ltd. / 121 Chesterton Rd. Cambridge England." This is a non-flying full-scale model made for exhibition purposes. Exceedingly rare, only a handful of Type WA-116s were built in the 1960s. Motor and flight-worthiness untested. In this condition, missing some landing gear struts. This item is located in the Eastern United States and special shipping arrangements will apply. $100,000 - $150,000