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.

Short 184


The Short 184 was designed by Short as an answer to a Specification of the British navy for a torpedo-bomber. The prototype made is first flight early 1915.

In the end ten different manufacturers built 936 examples. Further a land version was developed and produced as Short "bomber".


Technical information
Length: 12,38 m Wingspan: 19,35 m
Height: 4,11 m Wing area: 63,70 m2
Empty weight: 1593 kg Max. start weight: 2354 kg
Max. speed: 137 km/hr Rate of climb: - m/min
Range: 2,75 hrs Service ceiling: 2745 m
Engine type: One Sunbeam Maori rated 260 hp
Crew: Two men
Armament: One machine gun.