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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.

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Lockheed P-3C Orion Update II


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Technical information
Length: 35,61 m Wing span: 30,37 m
Height: 10,29 m Wing surface: 120,77 m2
Empty weight: 27892 kg Full Weight: 61236 kg
Max. speed: 762 km/hr Rate of climb: - m/min
Cruising speed 602 km/hr    
Reach: 9260 km Service level: 10400 m
Engine: Four Allison T-56-A-14 of 4910 hp each
Crew: -
Armament: 9070 kg bombs. Mk46 Torpedoes; mines


Information about Dutch aircraft.

N85 02 01

Lockheed P-3C Update II Orion, 310, photographed at Open Day Dutch Air Force, June 1985 et airbase Leeuwarden.

D1989022 V2

Lockheed P-3C Update II Orion, photographed in September 1989 at Airshow Lelystad.

D1992025 V2

Lockheed P-3C Update II Orion, photographed at Open Day Valkenburg 75 years RNlNAS, June 1992 at Naval Air Station Valkenburg.


Serial US-Fiscal Year-nr. Construction-nr. Date in service Date out of service Opmerkingen
300 161368 285E-5733 05-11-1981 03-2005 Sold to Portugal
301 161369 285E-5737 01-02-1982 03-2005 Sold to Germany
302 161370 285E-5741 26-04-1982 03-2005 Sold to Germany;
Overall light grey colour scheme.
303 161371 285E-5745 16-07-1982 03-2005 Sold to Germany;
Overall light grey colour scheme.
304 161372 285E-5750 05-10-1982 03-2005 Sold to Portugal
305 161373 285E-5754 10-01-1983 03-2005 Sold to Germany;
Overall light grey colour scheme.
306 161374 285E-5758 06-05-1983 03-2005 Sold to Portugal
307 161375 285E-5762 15-08-1983 03-2005 Sold to Portugal
308 161376 285E-5765 17-10-1983 03-2005 Sold to Germany;
Overall light grey colour scheme.
309 161377 285E-5769 06-02-1984 03-2005 Sold to Germany
310 161378 285E-5773 10-04-1984 01-10-2001 Sold to Portugal (March 2005) ???
311 161379 285E-5777 12-06-1984 03-2005 Sold to Germany
312 161380 285E-5781 12-10-1984 03-2005 Sold to Germany


1/72nd Scale


  • Hasegawa
  • Revell
    • Kit 04638: A Revell release of the Hasegawa Orion kit with decals for a German, Dutch and US Navy machine.


IMG 2519

A model of a Lockheed Orion, i built in the nineties of the twentieth century.
The kit used is the (old) Hasegawa P-3C kit K-15 with decals from Dutch Decal.

IMG 2520


Lockheed P 3C Orion AKleijn
A model of a Lockheed P-3C Update II, built by Adri Kleijn.
Lockheed P 3C Orion Update naar CUP AKleijn
A model of a Lockheed P-3C Update III (CUP), built by Adri Kleijn.


Modelling add-on

  • AeroClub
    • Kit V204: undercarriage
    • Kit P108: Propellers for Orion kit
  • Eduard
    • Kit 73-282: Detailing set Lockheed P3 Orion self adhesive (Hasegawa/Revell)
    • Kit 72-467: Detailing set Lockheed P3 Orion Bomb bay
    • Kit CX113: P-3C Orion Mask
    • Kit big7239: Contains set ED72467 P-3 Orion bomb bay; ED73282 P-3 Orion self adhesive; EDCX113 P-3C Orion Mask
  • Platz
    • Set M72-07: Detailing set Lockheed P3C Orion
  • Scale Aircraft Conversions
    • Set 72022: Lockheed P3C Orion Landing Gear (replacement for 1/72 Hasegawa/Revell)


  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 72015: Set with decals for several aircraft such as Lockheed Orion in three paint schemes and also 75 years MLD
    • Set 72027: Upgrade set of 72015
    • Set 72062: Lockheed Orion MLD Update
    • Set 72082: Lockheed P3C Orion, Breguet SP13A Atlantic (serials) (MLD)
  • SuperScale
    • Set 72-435: Set with decals for several users of the Lockheed Orion, such as a Dutch example

1/48th Scale


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Scheme Colour name FS number BS number Humbrol XtraColor Vallejo ModelColor Vallejo ModelAir Hataka
Standard #1 Upper surfaces Extra Dark Sea Grey ~6099 BS:640 123 / 106 X-5 / X-376 70.866 71.110 ~140
Undersides Sky - BS:210 90 X004 / X130 - 71.302 ~026
Note: The dark grey was some what blueish. A good colour to use was the old Humbrol HF-5 - Gris Blue Foncé, though this is nowadays replaced with Humbrol 79. Both need to be somewhat lightened, because of the scale effect, which make your model look darker
Standard #2 Same as standard #1, but with smaller markings
Standard #3 Overall Light Grey ~6440   129 X137 70.986   ~048 (ANA 620)

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


Kleurenschema Lockheed P3C Orion.
Delivery scheme Lockheed P-3C Update II Orion.
Kleurenschema Lockheed P3C Orion.
Delivery scheme Lockheed P-3C Update II Orion: Dutch flag on front section of fuselage, applied on 304, 310 and 312.


Kleurenschema Lockheed P3C Orion.
Test of a low-viz scheme applied on Orion 304.
Kleurenschema Lockheed P3C Orion.
Low Viz scheme, initially with black markings on the vertical tail.
Kleurenschema Lockheed P3C Orion.
Low Viz scheme with with white, larger markings on the vertical tail.


Kleurenschema Lockheed P3C Orion.
Last scheme, overall light grey, applied on Orions 300, 301, 302, 303, 305, 307, 308.


Kleurenschema Lockheed P3C Orion.
Special paint scheme because of 75 years Royal Netherlands Naval Air Service applied on Orions 304, 307 and 308 [all in the initial low viz scheme with black markings on the vertical tail.)].




AVIA: 41e jaargang nummer 8: De Lockheed P-3C Orion. Onderzeeboot-bestrijdingsvliegtuig Nico Geldhof Pag. 298 - 307 1982 Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam
Luchtvaartwereld; 1e jaargang nummer 7/8: De nieuwe ogen van de vloot. Nico Geldhof Pag. 201 - 205 1984 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Modelbouw in Plastic jaargang 15, nummer 3: MLD-Orion Frans van 't Hof Pag. 70 - 76 1986 Uitgever: I.P.M.S. Nederland, Nederland
Vliegen voor de Vloot 70 jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst Harm J. Hazewinkel Pag. 60 1987 Uitgever: Rebo Produkties, Sassenheim
70 Jaar Marine-LuchtvaartDienst Nico Geldhof Pag. 167 - 176 1987 Uitgeverij Eisma b.v., Leeuwarden
Vliegtuigsquadrons 320 en 321 50 jaar P. Staal & Peter Baeten Pag. 94 - 100 1990 Uitgever: Afdeling Maritieme Historie van Min.v.Def., 's Gravenhage
Modelbouw in Plastic jaargang 21, nummer 3: 'Low Viz' Orion Fred Bachofner Pag. 78 - 81 1992 Uitgever: I.P.M.S. Nederland, Nederland
Camouflage en Kentekens J.Greuter e.a.   1997 Bonneville – Bergen (NH)
Modelbouw in Plastic jaargang 27, nummer 2: Op zoek naar illegale olielozing Rinus Middelaar Pag. 20 - 24 1998 Uitgever: I.P.M.S. Nederland, Nederland
85 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst in beeld Van Farman tot NH 90 Helikopter Peter Korbee Pag. 152 - 155 2002 Uitgever: Korbee MLD Promotie, Valkenburg