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.



In 1912 LVG started to develop their first own airplane, designation LVG B.I.
It was a biplane of unequal span, equipped with an 80 hp Mercedes D.I engine.

Soon after the LVG B.I entered service, LVG developed an improved version, the B.II with better upwards view for the pilot, an more powerful Mercedes D.II engine rated 120 hp and somewhat smaller sizes. In 1915 this type entered service mainly as a trainer.

The next version was the LVG B.III, with several structural improvements. This type was also mainly used as trainer.


production version with a 80 hp Mercedes D.I engine.
improved version with a 120 hp Mercedes D.II engine.


Technical information
Length: 8,3 m Wingspan: 12,12 m
Height: 2,95 m Wing area: 35,4 m2
Empty weight: 726 kg Max. start weight: 1025 kg
Max. speed: 105 km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: 4 hours Service ceiling: - m
Engine type: One Mercedes D-I rated 100 hp
Crew: Two men: one aviator plus one observer
Armament: One fixed forward firing 7,9 mm Spandau LMG 08/15 plus one movable 7,9 mm Parabellum MG 14 machine gun