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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.

Douglas DC-3/C-47 Dakota

1/72nd Scale


  • Airfix
    • Kit 483/4003/4016: C-47 gunship: the old Airfix kit originating from 1960.
    • Airfix also released a Dakota (kit 05031 and /or A07005 ??); this was the Italeri kit with different decals
    • Kit 08014: Douglas C-47 Skytrain: a completely new kit.
    • See also the review at Britmodeller
  • ESCI
    • Kit 9123: DC-3 Dakota
    • Kit 9014: DC-3 liner
    • Kit 9023: Monty;'s Dakota
    • Kit 9052: C-47 Skytrain
    • Kit 9100: Douglas DC-3: a special release with decals for PH-DDA because fo 50 Years DC-3
    • Kit 9019: Douglas R4D with skis
  • Italeri
    • Kit 127: Douglas C47 Skytrain
    • Kit 1167: AC-47 "Spooky"
    • Kit 132: DC-3 Dakota
  • MPM
    • Kit 72176: Model of a Douglas C-33/C-39, USAAC
  • Revell
    • Kit 04248: Douglas DC-3 Dakota
    • Kit 04234: Douglas DC3 Dakota "Finnair/Ilmavoimat"
    • Kit 04357: Dougals C-47
IMG 2892

A Dakota of the RNlAF, I've built this model in 1987.
The kit used is Italeri in 1/72nd scale. Decals from Dutch Decal set 72001.


IMG 8659

A Dakota of the RNEIAF, I've built this model also in 1987.
The kit used is Italeri in 1/72nd scale. Decals from Dutch Decal set 72001.

IMG 8658


IMG 2508

A Douglas DC-3 of no 19 squadron of NEIAF. I built this model spring 2015.
The decals are home made, only the Dutch flags originate from Flevo Decal. The kit I used is the old 1/72nd scale ESCI kit.

IMG 2510


IMG 2493

A Douglas DC-3 of KLM/BOAC during the second World War. I bult this model spring 2015.
The decals come from CloudMaster; The kit I used is the old 1/72nd scale ESCI kit.

IMG 2494


Douglas RD4 1 Dakota AKleijn
A model of a Dakota of the RNlNAS, built by Adri Klejn.


Douglas C 47B Dakota AKleijn
A model of Dutch Air Force, built by Adri Klejn.


Modelling add-on

  • Aeroclub
    • Kit V223: Douglas DC3/C47 landing gear legs
    • Kit P090: Hamilton Standard Hydro 12"(C47,DC3,PBY)
  • Airmodel
    • Kit 261: Douglas C117/R4D Skytrain. Basic vacuform conversion for the ultimate Dakota. Based on Airfix's C47. No decals included.
  • Airwaves
    • Set AC72190: DC3/C47 Dakota Detail set
  • Classic Plane
    • Kit M21: Douglas C47 Dakota Nasarr Trainer (Luftwaffe). C47 with Starfighter Nose. Italeri kit with a resin nose and New Luftwaffe decals
    • Kit MXX: Douglas DC3 "KLM" (Orange pre 1940 scheme) [Italeri C47 kit with additional pre-war resin engines and new KLM decals ]
  • D.B. productions
    • Kit XX: 2x Douglas DC2/3 Cyclone Engines
  • Eduard
    • Set 72-252: Detailset Douglas C47 Dakota (Italeri)
    • Set XS075: Express Mask C47 Dakota (Italeri)
    • Set E72-590: Detailset Douglas C47 Dakota Surface panels (Airfix)
    • Set E72-587: Detailset Douglas C47 Dakota exterior (Airfix)
    • Set E73-513: Detailset Douglas C47 Dakota Interior Self Adhesive (Airfix)
    • Set E72-588: Detailset Douglas C47 Dakota Landing Flaps (Airfix)
    • Set E73-514: Detailset Douglas C47 Dakota Cargo Seatbelts (Airfix)
  • OZ Models
    • Kit 07205: DC3 passenger door insert for converting C47 (Italeri)
  • QuickBoost
    • Set 72037: C47 Dakota Engines (ESCI)
    • Set 72031: C47 Dakota Engines (Italeri/Revell/Airfix)
  • Red Roo
    • Kit R72113: Douglas DC2/DC3 Wright Cyclone Engines for DC2 and pre war DC3/DST
    • Kit M72105: Douglas DC3 Replacement Nose (ESCI)
  • Scale Aircraft Conversions
    • Kit 72023: Douglas DC3, C-47 Dakota Landing Gear (replacement for 1/72 Italeri/Revell)
  • True Details
    • Kit 72021: Douglas DC3/C47 Dakota Wheel Set
  • Vector Resin
    • Set 72004: Pratt & Whitney R1830; PBY, P26,TBD, B24, C47, P35, Sunderland, F4F, Boomerang, Maryland, Hudson this set contains only ONE engine


  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 72001: Decal set for Dakota's of squadron 334 and 336 and of 1e TransVA.
    • Set 72002: Decalset for Dakota's of NEIAF
    • Set 72067: Dutch East Indies (Lodestar, C47, B25D/J Mitchell, K57 "Topsy", L4J, Fokker CX RNEIAF, Kansan, B25G Mitchell RNMFS)
  • FlevoDecal
    • Set FD72-003: Netherlands East Indies KNIL 1942-1947 part 1 (Hurricane, C47, C54, P40N, B25 Mitchell'.
    • Set FD72-004: KLu 1 Transva (Hudson, Proctor, Anson, Dominie, C47, L12, Auster)
    • Set FD72-007: 334 Squadron pt. 1 (3x C-47, 2x Beaver, 3x Fokker F-27)

1/48th Scale


  • Monogram
    • Kit RMX85-5615: AC47 Vietnam Gunship
  • Revell
    • Kit 4697: Douglas C-47 Dakota Skytrain
  • Trumpeter
    • Kit 0282: Douglas C47A Skytrain
    • Kit 0289: Douglas DC-3 Dakota
  • Aires
    • 4446: C47 Dakota Wheels and paint mask (Trumpeter)
  • Eduard
    • Set big 4911: Douglas C-47 Dakota Skytrain (designed to be used with Trumpeter kits) ED48607 Douglas C-47 Dakota Skytrain landing flaps ED48609 Douglas C-47 Dakota exterior ED49428 Douglas C-47 Dakota Skytrain cargo seatbelts ED49431 Douglas C-47 Dakota Skytrain interior (self adhesive) EDEX256 Douglas C-47 Dakota Skytrain paint mask .
    • Set 48-609: Detailset Douglas C47 Skytrain Exterior (Trumpeter)
    • Set 49-431 / FE431: Detailset Douglas C47 Skytrain Interior Self Adhesive (Trumpeter)
    • Set 48-607: Detailset Douglas C47 Skytrain Landing Flaps (Trumpeter.
    • Set 49428: Douglas C-47 Dakota Skytrain cargo seatbelts PRE-PAINTED IN COLOUR! (designed to be used with Trumpeter kits).
    • Set X256: Aircraft paint masks (self adhesive) (designed to be used with Trumpeter kits).
  • QuickBoost
    • Set 48081 Douglas C-47 Dakota engines (designed to be used with Monogram and Revell kits
    • Set 48238 Douglas C-47 Dakota correct tail rudder (designed to be used with Trumpeter kits)
    • Set 48329: Douglas C-47 Dakota correct cowling(designed to be used with Trumpeter kits)
  • Scale Aircraft Conversions
    • Set 48009 Douglas C47, DC3 Dakota Landing Gear (Monogram/Revell)
  • True Details
    • Set 48052 C47/DC3 Dakota Wheel Set


  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 48025: Swordfish MKIIb, T7, PBY5A (Kon Marine) Meteor F8, C47(KLU)
  • FlevoDecal
    • Set FD48-007: 334 Squadron pt.1 (2x C-47, 2x Beaver)
    • Set FD48-003: Netherlands East Indies KNIL 1942-1947 part 1 (Hurricane, C47, P40N, B25 Mitchell'
    • Set FD48-001: Swordfish MK.IIb, T7, PBY5A (Kon Marine) Meteor F8, C47(KLU)