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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.


On December 12, 1917 one aircraft of this type was interned at Heythuizen and entered in service in 1918. Nice detail is that this particular aircraft was built at Fokker, Schwerin.
On September 27, 1918 it crashed at Soesterberg and it was written off.

AEG C.IV, gebouwd door Fokker. Werknummer 1547.
AEG C.IV, Fokker built. Werknummer 1547.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
AEG C.IV, gebouwd door Fokker. Werknummer 1547.
AEG C.IV, Fokker built. Werknummer 1547.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]


SerialWerknr.Bestellnr.Date in serviceDate out of serviceNotes
AEG403 1547 277/17 18-12-1917 27-09-1918  


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The aircraft had the orange balls applied on wings and fuselage.
It was painted, just like the Fokker D.III, in a turquoise blueish colour (called "turkoois blauw" in Dutch), with a dark brownish varnish all over it.
Compare your model with photo's with the original (Dutch) airplane.


SchemeColour nameFS numberHumbrolXtraColorWEM
Standard #1Turquoise blue ~5299   X615 AC D 05
[LVA Light Blue]

Check for an extensive conversion table with lots of colour and paint systems.


Below the paint scheme of the AEG C.IV. Note that the colours and letter font used for this drawing may not be correct, but just reflect as good as possible the ones used on the real aircraft.

Standard scheme AEG C.IV.
Standard scheme AEG C.IV.
The aircraft was Fokker built and painted in the blueish colour used by Fokker at that time.



Van Brik tot Starfighter H. Hooftman pag. 23 1965 La Rivière en Voorhoeve - Zwolle
KLu Vliegtuigen Pag. 11 W. Schoenmaker/Th.Postma 1987 Uitgave: De Alk Alkmaar
Camouflage en Kentekens   J.Greuter e.a. 1997 Bonneville – Bergen (NH)
Air Enthusiast no 80; The Historical Aviation Journal: Unexpected Windfalls Pag. 54 - 59 B. van der Klaauw 1998 Key Publishing, Stamfort




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