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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.

Sopwith Baby

History

The Sopwith Baby, type designation Admiralty Type 8200, was derived from the two seat Sopwith Schneider. This was a race aircraft, which won the Schneider Trophy, just before the war.

Just in January 1915 a first order was received for the Sopwith Baby, which differed very little from the Sopwith Schneider. main difference was the engine used.

Later improved versions were built, mainly by Blackburn Aircraft.
A modified version, the Hamble Baby was built by Fairey and Parnall.

in the end Sopwith built 100 examples and Blackburn built 186 examples.

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 7,01 m Wingspan: 7,82 m
Height: 3,05 m Wing area: 22,3 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 557 kg Max. start weight: 779 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 162 km/hr Rate of climb: - m/min
Range: 225 km Service ceiling: 3050 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: One Le Clerget rated 110 hp
Crew: One aviator
Armament: One Lewis machine gun; 28 kg bombs

 


On April 27, 1916 a Sopwith Baby, nr 8140, made an emergency landing near Scheveningen due to lack of fuel. It was interned and entered service as T-1 after being repaired at aircraft factory Trompenburg.

It was stationed at Schellingwoude and used for advanced training.

Jachtvliegtuig Sopwith Baby Seaplane T-1 (1916-1919) op transport na internering in 1916
Sopwith Baby Seaplane, serial 8140 being transported in 1916.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Jachtvliegtuig Sopwith Baby Seaplane T-1 (1916-1919)
Sopwith Baby Seaplane T-1.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Jachtvliegtuig Sopwith Baby Seaplane T-1 (1916-1919)
Sopwith Baby Seaplane T-1.
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Watervliegtuig jachtvliegtuig Sopwith Baby T-1, (1916-1919).I.d. 27-11-1916, U.d. 01-01-1919, afgevoerd
Sopwith Baby Seaplane T-1.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Jachtvliegtuig Sopwith Baby Seaplane T-1 (1916-1919)
JSopwith Baby Seaplane T-1.
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Serial Constr. nr. RNAS Serial Date in service Date out of service Notes
T-1   8140 27-11-1916 1919 Withdrawn from use 1919

 


1/72nd Scale

Kits

  • Airframe
    • Set XX: A vacu formed kit of a Sopwith Baby

Modelling add-on

  • Aeroclub Models
    • Set E013: 9 cyl. Clerget Rotary (Diverse WW1)
    • Set E081: Clerget 80 hp

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Scheme Colour name FS-number BS-number Humbrol XtraColor Vallejo Model Color Vallejo Model Air
Standard #1 Overall Doped linen     121 X106 70.819 71.028

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

 


Literature.

Zestig jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst in Beeld. Hugo Hugo Hooftman Pag. 9 1977 Uitgever Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
Nederlandse Marinevliegtuigen Thijs Postma & Nico Geldhof Pag. 9 1978 Uitgever Omniboek, 's Gravenhage
70 Jaar Marine-LuchtvaartDienst Nico Geldhof pag. 15 1987 Uitgeverij Eisma b.v., Leeuwarden
Camouflage en Kentekens J.Greuter e.a.   1997 Bonneville – Bergen (NH)
85 JAAR Marineluchtvaartdienst in beeld: Van Farman tot NH 90 Helikopter Peter Korbee Pag. 16 2002 Uitgever Korbee MLD Promotie, Valkenburg

 

Websites.

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