Nederlandse Modelbouw en Luchtvaartsite

Dutch Modelling and Aviation

In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.



This plane was developed in 1915 to succeed the unsuccessful AEG C.III. It was derived directly from the AEG C.II, with which it had much resemblance.
It differs from the AEG C.II in the large wingspan and the engine. Noteworthy was the somewhat sharp cowling and the large exhaust pipe, pointing upwards above the upper wing.
The first C.IV's entered German service in 1916 and the type was still in use during 1918.


A further development was the AEG C.IVN, a night bomber, produced in 1917. This type had a larger wingspan.
An other version was the AEG C.IVA, equipped with an Argus engine of 180 hp.


Technical Information
Length: 7,15 m Wing span: 13,46 m
Height: 3,35 m Wing surface: 39 m2
Empty weight: 802 kg Full Weight: 1120 kg
Max. speed: 158 km/hr Rate of climb:  
Reach: 450 km Service level: 5000 m
Engine: One 160 pk Mercedes D.III
Crew: One pilot plus one observer/air gunner
Armament: One fixed Spandau LMG-08/15 machinegun plus one rotating Parabellum MG-14 machine gun. A bomb load of 100 kg max.