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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.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lighting II




At the moment of writing three different single seat versions of the F-35 are being built.

Lockheed-Martin F-35A:
The standard type for use from common airfields. The only version with a cannon built in. This type is meant to replace the (fourth genereation) fighters currently in use with the USASF (and other air forces).
Lockheed-Martin F-35B:
This is the STOVL (short takeoff/vertical landing) version meant for use from small air fields and ships.
Lockheed-Martin -F-35C:
This is the naval version and the first naval stealth fighter.


Technical Information F-35A
Length: 15,7 m Wing span: 10,7 m
Height: m Wing area: 42,7 m2
Empty weight:   kg Max. start weight kg
Max. speed: km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: 1093 km Service ceiling: m
Motortype: Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100 rated 40000 lb max.
Crew: One pilot.


Around 2011 the Lockheed F-35, commonly referred to as JSF, has been elected after many years of political harsh as a replacement of the Lockheed-Martin F-16AM and F-16BM. In 2012, two aircraft were purchased, intended as test aircraft. These are assigned to 323 squadron, which is stationed on the USAF air base Edwards in the US.

The purpose is to be able to participate (and to exert influence) in the ongoing development of this type until it has reached its final operational status.



IMG 3305

Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II F-001 at the Open Day June 2016 at airbase Leeuwarden.


IMG 3310

Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II F-002 at the Open Day June 2016 at airbase Leeuwarden.


US Fiscal Year nr.
US Fiscal Year nr.
Constr. nr.
Constr. nr.
Date in service
Date in service
Date out of service
Date out of service
F-001 AN-01 09-5008 25-07-2013    
F-002 AN-02 10-5019 01-08-2013    


1/72nd Scale

Below I only mention kits and so on related to the F-35A.


  • Academy
    • Kit 12507: USAF F35A Lightning II
  • Hasegawa
    • Kit 2402148: F35A Lightning II 'JASDF '
    • Kit 12402107: F35A Lightning II "Prototype"
    • Kit 240E42: USAF F35A Lightning II
  • Italeri
    • Kit 341331: F35A Lightning II (JSF Joint strike fighter)

The Academy model of a F-35A Lightning II, built by A. Kleijn.


Modelling add-on

  • Armory
    • Set AW72308: F35 Lightning II Wheel set (Canadian)
    • Set AW72305: F35A Lightning II Wheel set
  • Eduard
    • Set BIG7292: Detailset F35 Lightning II (Hasegawa)
    • Set E73-503: Detailset F35A Lightning II Self Adhesive (Hasegawa)
    • Set E73-503: Detailset F35A Lightning II Self Adhesive (Hasegawa)
    • Set E73-507: Detailset F35ALightning II Self Adhesive (Academy)
    • Set SS497: Detailset F35A Lightning II JSF Interior Self Adhesive (Italeri)
    • Set E73-497: Detailset F35 Lightning II JSF Self Adhesive (Italeri)
  • Scale Aircraft Conversions
    • Set 72105: F35A/B Lightning II Landing Gear (Academy)
    • Set 72091: F35A/B Lightning II Landing Gear (Hasegawa)


  • Caracal models
    • Set 72029: F-35A/B Joint Strike Fighter (US Marine Corps, US Navy, USAF, KLu, RAF, RAAF)

1/48th Scale


  • Caraca Models
    • Kit 48049: F35A/B Joint Strike Fighter
  • Kitty Hawk:
    • Kit 80103: F35A Lightning II (JSF Joint Strike Fighter) (incl decal for RNlAF aircraft)

Modelling add-on

  • Airwaves
    • Set SC48120: Martin Baker MK16 Seat (F35, JSF
  • Armory
    • Set AW48302: F35A Lightning II Wheel set (Kitty Hawk)
  • Attack Swuadron
    • Set 48007: AIM-9X Sidewinder (2x)
  • Eduard
    • Set FE653: Detailset F35 Lightning II Interior Self Adhesive (Kitty Hawk)


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At you can find a nice walk-around.


SchemeColoour nameFS numberBS-numberHumbrolXtraColorVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model Air
Standard #1Overall Have Glass Grey 36170          

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

Lockheed Martin F35A 1 SMALL
Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II: F-002.
The second aircraft of the OT team of the Duthc air force, based at USAF air base Edwards.