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In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
(Wilko)
† 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.

Gotha WD-11

History

The Gotha WD.11 (WD = Wasser Doppeldecker) was designed as a torpedo-bomber.

In fact it was a development of the Gotha WD.7, but it was much larger and had more powerful engines. The pilot and the observer/gunner sat in a small fuselage in open cockpits. The undercarriage consisted of two floats.

Twelve examples were built.

For some photos of this aircraft, click here (external link).

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 13,56 m Wingspan: 22,51 m
Height: 4,75 m Wing area: 82,03 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 2079 kg Max. start weight: 3505 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 120 km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: - km Service ceiling: - m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: Two Mercedes D-III rated 160 hp each
Crew: Three men
Armament: One machine gun; 725 kg bombs

 


Information about Dutch aircraft.

Torpedovliegtuig op drijvers Gotha WD 11, geïnterneerd te Veere, 1917. Kenteken M-1, nooit operationeel geweest
Torpedo bomber Gotha WD 11, interned in 1917 and received serial M-1, but never saw operational use in the Netherlands.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Hangar van het MVK Veere, met links op de foto een Friedrichshafen en achterin een Gotha WD-II
The hangar of naval air station Veere, with on the left a Friedrichshafen and at the back the Gotha WD-II.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]

 


Serial (German) Werknr. Bestellnr. Date in service Date out of service Notes
M-1 1212   01-10-1917 1919 Discharged in 1919; never used operational.

 


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The aircraft had the default German Sea-camouflage of grey fuselage and upper-sides covered with a pattern of hexagons in three colours applied

Scheme Colour name RAL Humbrol XtraColor Vallejo Model Color Vallejo Model Air
Standard #1 Sides of fuselage; floats; struts Light grey 7030   X257    
Upper sides: hexagonal (sides 15 cm) camouflage-pattern Blue grey          
Brown grey          
Green grey          

Check www.paint4models.com for an extensive conversion table with lots of colour and paint systems.

 


Literature.

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, Stamford
85 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst in beeld Van Farman tot NH 90 Helikopter Peter Korbee Pag. 24 2002 Uitgever: Korbee MLD Promotie, Valkenburg

 

Websites.

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