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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.

Hawker Hurricane II


The Hurricanes were from a RAF batch and had the standard RAF camouflage of dark-green and dark earth on the upper surfaces and sky on the undersides. The spinner was dark green.
[Max Schep has interviewed several former NEIAF personnel. These men confirm these colours.]

It is not exactly known whether the sky bond on the rear part of the fuselage was applied. This was standard on RAF aircraft, such as the RAF Brewsters used in the same area and period.

National insigna.

At the time the Hurricanes entered service with NEIAF, the orange triangles were used.
The RAF roundels were painted over with paint available, the dark green of the NEIAF and with light grey on the undersides.
The RAF fin flashes were also painted over with dark green.
February 24 and on the Dutch flag was applied on the Dutch aircraft.

According to Max Schep the Hurricanes had the flags applied on February 28 when they were being serviced, this is certainly done before March 3.
P.C. Boer mentions that the markings were not applied on the same location as the RAF markings, but more aft, almost against the serial, with just a half letter space left.

This is reasonable with the hurry in mind and the time the paint needed to dry.
The broad of the flags was about 1,67 times its height. The height was approximately the height of the RAF roundel minus the yellow bond. No markings were applied on the upper side of the wings.

Scheme Colour name BS number Humbrol XtraColor Vallejo Model Color Vallejo Model Air
Standard #1 Upper surfaces Dark Green BS:641 163 X001 70.892 71.013
Dark Earth BS:450 29 X002 70.921  
Undersides Sky BS:210 90 X007   71.103

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Colour scheme Hawker Hurricane IIB (before March 1942).
Colour scheme Hawker Hurricane IIB (from march 1942 ).