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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.

Curtiss-Wright CW-22 Falcon


The Curtiss CW-22 had the same ancestor as the CW-21, which is the CW-19, and was equipped with the same landing gear as the CW-21.
The engine was considerably lighter and less powerful than that of the CW-21 and thus the performance was less than that of the CW-21.
The CW-22 was intended as a civilian light aircraft, as trainer and also for use as a military scout and general purpose.

The prototype, designated CW-22A, was used as a demonstration aircraft and is one of four still remaining Falcons.
The first major user of the CW-22 with Wright R-975 Whirlwind radial engine, was the NEIAF, which ordered 36 examples.
These were delivered via Australia because of the advancing Japanese threat.

The next version, the CW-22B was sold to Turkey (50) and also to the NEIAF, 25 examples, and, in smaller numbers, to several South American countries.
Because of the capitulation, not all aircraft were delivered to the Dutch East Indies, but were delivered to and used by Australia.
An unarmed version was sold as a CW-22N to the U.S. Navy, which they denoted as Curtiss SNC Falcon-1.


the prototype
the first production version, 36 built and delivered to NEIAF.
Improved, armed variant, circa 100 examples built.
Advanced trainer, for the US Navy, under the designation SNC-1N. 455 built.


Technical information
Length: 8,23 m Wingspan: 10,67 m
Height: 3,02 m Wing area: 16,14 m2
Empty weight: 1241 kg Max. start weight: 1718 kg
Max. speed: 319 km/hr Rate of climb: - m/min
Range: 1255 km Service ceiling: 6645 m
Engine type: One Wright Cyclone R-975-28 rated 420 pk .
Crew: Two men:
Trainer: One instructor plus one pupil
Scout: one aviator plus one observer
Armament: Two 7,62 mm machine-guns


In service with NEIAF.

Information about Dutch aircraft.


Construction nr.
Construction nr.
Date in service
Date in service
Date out of service
Date out of service
CF-464   1941    
CF-465   1941    
CF-466   1941    
CF-467   1941    
CF-468   1941    
CF-469   1941    
CF-470   1941    
CF-471   1941    
CF-472   1941    
CF-473   1941    
CF-474   1941    
CF-475   1941    
CF-476   1941    
CF-477   1941    
CF-478   1941    
CF-479   1941    
CF-480   1941    
CF-481   1941    
CF-482   1941    
CF-483   1941    
CF-484   1941    
CF-485   1941    
CF-486   1941    
CF-487   1941    
CF-488   1941    
CF-489   1941    
CF-490   1941    
CF-491   1941    
CF-492   1941    
CF-493   1941    
CF-494   1941    
CF-495   1941    
CF-496   1941    
CF-497   1941    
CF-498   1941    
CF-499   1941    


1/72nd Scale


Modelling add-on

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    • Set --: --


  • FlevoDecal
    • Set FD72-012: Set for Brewsters, Curtiss Hawk 75, Curtiss CW-21 en CW-22; Messerschidt Me-18, Ryan STM, Lockheed 12 and Lodestar, Bücker Bu-131 and Martin WH-1 and WH-2

1/48th Scale


      • Sierra
        • Kit 48-44: A vacu formed kit of a Curtiss CW-22/SNC-1 Falcon.
      • Planet
        • Kit 107: A resin kit of a Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon.
        • Kit 145: Curtiss CW22B Falcon "ML-KNIL and Japanese Markings".

Modelling add-on

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    • Kit --: --.


  • FlevoDecal
    • Set FD48-012 ML KNIL 1939-1942: A set decals containing decal for five different Brewster Buffaloes plus Curtiss Hawk 75, Curtiss CW-22, Curtiss CW-22, Lockheed Lodestar, Ryan STM; Lockheed 12, Bücker Bu131; Messerschmidt Me-108 and Martin WH-1 and WH-2.


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Scheme Colour name FS number BSnumber Humbrol XtraColor Vallejo Model Color Vallejo Model Air
Standard #1 Upper surfaces Jongblad (medium Green) ~4092 149 X114 70.895 ? 71.014
Oudblad (Olive Drab)   66 X111 70.885 71.034
Undersides Aluminium dope ~7178 191 X216 70.864 71.062

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



40 Jaar luchtvaart in Indië Gerard Casius & Thijs Postma Pag. 63 1986 Uitgeverij De Alk: Alkmaar
Militaire Luchtvaart in Nederlandsch-Indië in beeld; Deel 2 Hugo Hooftman Pag. 36 - 41 1981 Uitgever Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
Squadrons van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht (derde herzien druk) Willem Helfferich Pag. 18 1994 Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam
Camouflage en Kentekens J.Greuter e.a.   1997 Bonneville – Bergen (NH)