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.

Rumpler C.VIII


The Rumpler C.VIII was developed as an operational trainer for crew almost ready to enter their operational status.
The type could also be used for operational purposes.
In 1917 It made its first flight and at the end of the same year it entered operational service with several training groups.


Technical information
Length: 8,4 m Wingspan: 12,2 m
Height: 3,2 m Wing area: 33,6 m2
Empty weight: 1050 kg Max. start weight: 1485 kg
Max. speed: 140 km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: 500 km Service ceiling: 7500 m
Engine type: One Maybach Mb IV rated 240 hp
Crew: Two men: one aviator plus one observer/air gunner
Armament: One machine gun; 50 kg bombs.