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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.


A Short 184, serial N1232 made an emergency landing near Borkum on September 26, 1917. This example was built at Sage - Peterbourough, England. It entered Dutch service with the serial K-1. It was used hardly and withdrawn from use in 1920.

Torpedovliegtuig verkenner op drijvers Short 184, K-1 (1917-.....), geïnterneerd 26-09-1917 oct. 1917 MVK De Mok. Gebouwd bij Sage- Peterbourough, England, op de achtergrond Thulin rompen en links de staart van de Friedrichshaven V-1,na een noodlanding op de Noordzee ten noorden van Den Helder, afgeschreven
Short 184, K-1.
[Ingesloten foto van BeeldBank NIMH. Klik op de foto voor bestel-informatie]
Short 184 (Sage), registratienummer K-1, na noodlanding in de Noordzee opgepikt door HD 47, op 26 september 1917 in Den Helder binnengebracht en geïnterneerd door Hr.Ms. politiekruiser
Short 184, picked up by fishing boat HD47 after an emergency landing .
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]


Serial RNAS Serial Construction nr. Date in service Date out of service Notes
K-1 N1232   01-10-1917 1920 Written off in 1920


1/72nd Scale


  • Airframe
    • Kit XX: A vacu formed model of a Short 184
  • Aeroclub
    • Kit K037: A short run model of a Short 184

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Scheme Colour name FS number BS number Humbrol XtraColor Vallejo Model Color Vallejo Model Air
Standard #1 Fuselage, wings, stabilizer etc PC10 ~4086   108 X144    
Metal parts Grey     129 ? X137 ?    

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



Profile Publications number 184: The Short 184 J.M. Bruce   1966 Uitgever Profile Publications Ltd., Leatherhead, Surrey
70 Jaar Marine-LuchtvaartDienst Nico Geldhof pag. 15 1987 Uitgeverij Eisma b.v., Leeuwarden
Camouflage en Kentekens J.Greuter e.a.   1997 Bonneville – Bergen (NH)
Air Enthusiast no.80, The Historical Aviation Journal: Unexpected Windfalls bart van der Klaauw pag. 54 - 59 1999 Uitgever Key Publishing Plaats: Stamford
85 JAAR Marineluchtvaartdienst in beeld: Van Farman tot NH 90 Helikopter Peter Korbee pag. 20 2002 Uitgever Korbee MLD Promotie, Valkenburg