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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.

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Handley-Page O/400

History

In December 1914 Handley Page received an order of the Royal Navy to develop a bomber with a large range.
The result was a twin engine biplane with a wing span of 30 meter.
It made its first flight in December 1915. After some improvements the aircraft entered production as O/100 and 46 examples were built.

The success of the O/100 resulted in the development of an improved version with more powerful engines, new bomb aiming equipment. Of this type more than 400 examples were built under the designation O/400. In the US 100 examples were built by the  Standard Aircraft Corporation.

Versions.

  • O/100: original version with two 260 hp Rolls Royce Eagle II;
  • O/400: improved version with two 360 hp Royce Eagle;
  • O/7: Export version for China for transport of fourteen passengers;
    • O/11: Version of the O/7 for transport of passengers and freight.
  • O/10: Version for twelve passengers.

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 19,15 m Wingspan: 30,48 m
Height: 6,71 m Wing area: 153 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 3864 kg Max. start weight: 6073 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 156 km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: 1120 km or maximum of 8 hours Service ceiling: 2590 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: Two Rolls Royce Eagle VIII rated 345 hp each
Crew: -
Armament: Two nose mounted Lewis .303 inch machine guns; one or two .303 inch Lewis machine guns on top of fuselage. Maximum bomb load of 8 x 93 kg; 16 x 42 kg or one 615 kg.

 


An aircraft of this type, serial C9648 of RAF No. 214 Squadron, made an emergency landing during the night of June 3-0 / July 1, 1918 on the beach near Valkenisse. The crew were lt. J.D. Vance, Sub.lt. S.B. Potter and sgt. R. Kimberly

It happened to carry eight bombs, which were moved to ammunition factory Hembrug near Amsterdam.

The aircraft was interned and received serial HP703 and was the largest aircraft which was interned in the Netherlands during the first world war.

Handley Page 0/400 reg. C9648 van RAF No. 214 Sq. Landde in de nacht 30 juni/1 juli 1918 op het strand van Koudekerke bij Valkenisse (Walcheren). Bemanning: lt. J.D. Vance, Sub.lt. S.B. Potter, sgt. R. Kimberly. Ned. reg. HP703.
Handley Page 0/400 interned July1, 1918 near Valkenisse.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Handley Page 0/400 reg. C9648 van RAF No. 214 Sq. Landde in de nacht 30 juni/1 juli 1918 op het strand van Koudekerke bij Valkenisse (Walcheren). Bemanning: lt. J.D. Vance, Sub.lt. S.B. Potter, sgt. R. Kimberly. Ned. reg. HP703.
Handley Page 0/400.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Handley Page 0/100, reg. 3119 van RAF No. 214 Sqn. Na noodlanding te Ritthem op 12 april 1918 in brand gevlogen. Soldaat op wacht. Bemanning: fl.cdr. E.R. Barker, obs.lt. F.H. Hudson, fl.sub.lt. D.C. Kimmond.
Handley Page 0/100,serial 3119 of RAF No. 214 Sqn. After an emergency landing near Ritthem April 12, 1918 and caught fire. Crew: fl.cdr. E.R. Barker, obs.lt. F.H. Hudson, fl.sub.lt. D.C. Kimmond.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]

 


Serial RFC Serial Constr. nr. Date in service Date out of service Notes
HP703 C9648   01-07-1918    

 


1/72nd Scale

Kits

  • Airfix
    • Kit 06007: Handley Page O/400

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1/48th Scale

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Scheme Colour name FS number BS number Humbrol XtraColorVallejo Model Color Vallejo Model Air
Standard #1 Overall PC10 ~4089   X144    

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

 


Literature.

Nederlandse Militaire Luchtvaart in Beeld. deel 1. Hugo Hooftman Pag. 11 1977 Uitgever: Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
KLu Vliegtuigen: De vliegtuigen van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht vanaf 1913 Wim Schoenmaker & Thijs Postma Pag. 22 1987 Uitgeverij De Alk, Alkmaar
Vintage Warbird no 1 The Royal Flying Corps in worldwar One Rimell, Raymond Laurence Pag. 1987 Uitgever: Arms and Armour Press, Poole, Dorset
Camouflage en Kentekens J. Greuter e.a.   1997 Uitgeverij Bonneville, Bergen (NH)
Air Enthusiast no.80 The Historical Aviation Journal: Unexpected Windfalls Bart van der Klaauw Pag. 54 - 59 1999 Uitgever: Key Publishing, Stamford

 

Websites.

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