Nederlandse Modelbouw en Luchtvaartsite

Dutch Modelling and Aviation

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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.

Hiller OH-23 Raven

The first Hillers H-23B entered service in June 1955 and were transferred to 298 squadron.
During May 1956 some were transferred to 299 squadron.
All Hillers were in fact property of the Netherlands Army and part of GPLV (Groep Lichte Vliegtuigen = Group Light Aircraft), but they were flown and under maintenance by the RNlAF.
Initially squadron codes were applied, but from 1959 these were replaced with the serials.
All Hillers were received under MDAP (Mutual Defence Assistance program) conditions.
May 1959 an extra aircraft was delivered, registered O-36. This was a H-23C.

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Hiller OH-23 O-36, photographed in 1989 at the Militaire Luchtvaart Museum at Soesterberg.