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 service with LVA.

On August 28, 1917 an example of this type made an emergency landing near Valthermond.
It entered Dutch service and was serialled LA48. At the end of September 1917 the engine was replaced with another engine, originating from a Gotha bomber, which made an emergency landing on 28 September in Gent and was seriously damaged.
In 1918 it received the new registration AL400.

Een Albatros C.X met registratienummer 5992/16 en een oranje bol als markering.
(Above and below) Albatros C.X with (German) serial 5992/16, with the Dutch orange ball as national marking.
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Geïnterneerde Albatros C.X, ex 5992/16 met oranje bol.
Albatros C.X, ex 5992/16.
Albatros C.X, ex 5992/16.
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