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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.

Fokker C.VIII

History

This heavy, long-distance three seat scout was designed in 1927 in response to LVA requirements for a scout.
In December of the same year an order followed for Fokker, who built the aircraft in close cooperation with the LVA.

In the summer of 1928 the C.VIII was completed and it met all LVA requirements.
On August 29, 1928 it entered service with registration 651. Rather unusual at that time was Fokker also delivered the engine, a Hispano-Suiza of 600 hp.

The Fokker C.VIII was a high-wing parasol, the pilot was sitting in front of the wing, the two observers sat in a row behind the wing.
Between the two observers was a so called "office" was decorated with room for a desk, cameras and the like.
The armament they had access to was a rotating machine gun on a Scarff ring called the rear observer and a machine gun in the bottom for the forward observer.

Fokker later developed a seaplane version of the C.VIII, designated C.VIIIw, which had incorporated many improvements. This type was delivered to the RNlNAS (MLD).
In 1933 Fokker offered an improved version, but this was not accepted

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 10,60 m Wingspan: 14,03m
Height: - m Wing area: - m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 1650 kg Max. start weight: 2500 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 230 km/hr Rate of climb: - m/min
Range: 670 km Service ceiling: 6500 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine: One Hispano Suiza HS-12Lb rated 650 pk
Crew: Three men
Armament: -