Nederlandse Modelbouw en Luchtvaartsite

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.

Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lighting II

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.



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


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