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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.

DeHavilland DH-89B Dominie


The prototype of the DH-89 made its maiden flight on 17 April 1934. The aircraft was initially designated Dragon Six, but soon the name was changed in Dragon Rapide. The aircraft was used as a small airliner before world war two. It could carry six passengers.

When the second world war started, the RAF made several orders and used the Dragon Rapide under the designation DH-89B Dominie for liaison purposes and for navigation training.


Technical information
Length: 10,5 m Wingspan: 14,6 m
Height: 3,1 m Wing area: 32 m2
Empty weight: 1460 kg Max. start weight: 2490 kg
Max. speed: 253 km/u Rate of climb: 264 m/min
Range: 920 km Service ceiling: 5090 m
Engine type: Two DeHavilland Gipsy Queen Mk. III rated 210 hp each.
Crew: -
Armament: None