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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.

There is much confusion about the colour of this aircarft.

Several sources state that the LVA machines were sprayed in the well known LVA Blue used for all LVA trainer aircraft.
H.G. Berfelo, well known member of "Stichting Vrienden van het Militaire Luchtvaart Museum"(= Friends of the (Dutch) Military Aviation Museum at Soesterberg), spoke one of the pilots who has flown the aircraft from Germany to the Netherlands.
This pilot told that the aircraft were certainly overall grey instead of LVA Blue.
The aircraft were not sprayed in LVA Blue when the orange triangles were applied, though some sources suggest that this was the case.

It is possible though that first three machines, delivered in 1939 were indeed overall LVA Blue. Both machines, delivered in February 1940 were most probably overall RLM02. These aircraft were flown to Hoogeveen ?, as the Germans were not allowed to fly further over Dutch territory. These two Weihes were flown to Soesterberg by a LVA crew.

Both my drawings are based upon the RLM02 grey colour.

Note: Most probably the Dutch Weihes were overall RLM 76 used for German trainers at that time. Initially the roundels of the first three examples were applied in the wrong way.


SchemeColour nameRLM-nrFS numberHumbrolXtraColorWEMVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model Air
Standard #1
problably applied on the first three Wiehes.
Overall LVA Blue   FS~5189 ? / FS ~5275 ? 115 ? X214 ? ACD-05 70.808 ?  
Standard #2Overall RLM Grau RLM 02 FS~6165 92 X210   70.886 71.044
     RLM 76 FS36473 175 X208     71.046

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

The delivery scheme of the Focke-Wulf FW-58B-2.
The roundels the fuselage were rotated 240 degrees clcokwise.
[I don't know whether this was also the case on the wings]
The scheme after the mobilization in September 1939