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.

Fokker C.VIII

Soesterberg was it any further testing. The pilots, however, had many complaints.
The position of the pilot was wrong, but according to Fokker this was according the requirements.
Furthermore, the manoeuvrability and performance was poor, but Fokker stated this was a consequence of the requirements. The performance would be significantly improved with a slimmer body.

The LVA realized that for reconnaissance a smaller more agile aircraft like the CV, came up well over the big, bulky C.VIII.
The Fokker C.VIII was rarely used.
Until 1934 it was assigned to the SVA, (Staf Vliegtuig Afdeling), the Staff Aircraft Division, then was assigned to the flight school.
In 1938, now with the new serial 655, it was for major repairs at the LVB (LuchtVaart bedrijf), at Soesterberg and probably written off in 1939.

Fokker C.8 651 op Soesterberg. Van links.
Fokker C.VIII 651 at Soesterberg.
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Een Fokker C 8 Hispano jachtvliegtuig van de Luchtvaartafdeling van de Koninklijke Landmacht
Fokker C.VIII.
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Verkeningsvliegtuig-zware zeeverkenner Fokker C-VIII (1930-1940)  Op het platvorm van Soesterberg. Van deze strategische verkenner werd in 1928 slechts één exemplaar aan de L.V.A. afgeleverd, die de registratie
Fokker C-VIII on the Soesterberg platform.
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