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.

Eurocopter AS.532 Cougar U2

Constr. nr.
Constr. nr.
Date in service
Date in service
Date out of service
Date out of service
S-400 2400 03-05-1996   Since 05-2011 stored at Gilze-Rijen.
S-419 2419 23-05-1996    
S-433 2433 06-08-1996   Since 02-2011 stored at Gilze-Rijen.
S-438 2438 26-07-1997   Since 10-2011 stored at Gilze-Rijen.
S-440 2440 30-10-1996   "Pink Panther"
S-441 2441 08-11-1996   Grey colour scheme
S-442 2442 07-03-1997   Since 08-2011 stored at Gilze-Rijen.
S-444 2444 17-12-1996   "Benny the Ball";
Since 05-2011 stored at Gilze-Rijen.
S-445 2445 18-12-1996   "Garfield"
Grey colour scheme
S-447 2447 15-01-1997    
S-450 2450 16-05-1997   "Felix"
Since 04-2011 stored at Gilze-Rijen.
S-453 2453 18-12-1997   Grey colour scheme
S-454 2454 30-05-1997   Grey colour scheme
S-456 2456 21-07-1997   "Top Cat"
Since 05-2011 stored at Gilze-Rijen. 
S-457 2457 01-10-1997    
S-458 2458 21-11-1997   Since 05-2011 stored at Gilze-Rijen.
S-459 2459 04-07-1998   Since 04-2011 stored at Gilze-Rijen.

[Source: status of the AS532 Cougar at ]