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My name is Simon Schatz and I'm from Vienna / Austria. I'm a hobby aviation illustrator and historian. In 'normal' life I'm a technical employee in an architect's office. In 2002 my first aircraft profile, a Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-8, was published in an aviation book. Since then many more of my color profiles were published around the globe. Here I want to show you a small selection of these color profiles. Hope you enjoy the visit. I would appreciate getting comments and critiques regarding my artwork. Please use the comments buttons below the posts, or just write me an email: simon_der_flieger (at) yahoo (dot) de

Important note:

This website is dedicated to show planes flown by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. It's a source for historians, modellers and aviation enthusiasts. The planes at that time had swastikas on their tails. I just use them because of historical correctness. It's not my intention to glorify the Luftwaffe nor the Nazi regime it represented. I want to make clear that I strictly reject all Nazi ideals.

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Please note that all material within this website is protected under copyright and is for personal use only. If you want to use anything for books, magazines, websites etc. please contact me! email: simon_der_flieger (at) yahoo (dot) de


July 16, 2016

Junkers Ju 87 B-1 flown by Stab of I./St.G.1

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Markings:

Junkers Ju 87 B-1, A5+BB, flown by Stab of I./St.G.1, Poland, autumn 1939
RLM 70/71/65 camouflage. The narrow white band around the fuselage was an additional marking for aircraft flown by the Stab. Also unusual is the position of the Geschwaderemblem at the wheel fairing.

References / profiles:

Junkers Ju87 - From Dive-Bomber to Tank-Buster 1935-1945, Ian Allan Publishing 

Acknowledgments:

The base drawing was made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawing.

 Additional informations:

This colour profile was published in the book:


Spotlite On
Junkers Ju 87 Stuka
Simon Schatz
Mushroom Model Publications
ISBN 978-83-65281-13-5






March 23, 2016

Heinkel He 162 A-1, "Construction and Materials"

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Markings: Heinkel He 162 A-1, "Construction and Materials"


Additional informations:

In 2014 I was asked to to some He162 profiles for an exhibition in the Zeltweg Aviation Museum. So I decided to draw one profile to show the construction and materials that were used for the He 162. The wooden surfaces are for sure not in the right scale.
 
Here the poster of the special exhibition at Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser (Hangar 8), Zeltweg:

Der Volksjäger
Entwicklung
und Produktion der
Heinkel He 162 in Österreich









My special thanks go to Miroslav Bily and Michal Bradac for the kind permission to use their drawings as base for my work. They were taken from Miroslav Balous and Miroslav Bily's publication:

Heinkel He 162 Spatz (Volksjäger)
MBI Publications
ISBN 80-86524-06-X

March 19, 2016

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10, "Yellow 17" flown by 3./JG 27, May 1945

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Markings:

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10, "Yellow 17", flown by 3./JG 27, Salzburg-Maxglan, May 1945

References / profiles:


LO+ST, Snapshots of wrecked /captured Luftwaffe aircraft taken by G.I.s from 1944 to the defeat of Germany, Hideki Noro

Additional informations:

A censored version of this profile was published in the book:

Die Deutsche Luftwaffe in Österreich
Stationierungen und Fliegerbodenorganisation 1938-1945
Verluste September 1943 bis Mai 1945
Hans and Martin Handig
ÖFH
ISBN 978-3-200-02675-9

March 13, 2016

Heinkel He 162 War Prizes "UPDATE 2014"

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Markings:

Heinkel He 162 A-2, W.Nr. 120093, ex "White 2", French No. 3, Ecole de l'Air, January 1949
Heinkel He 162 A-2, W.Nr. 120072, ex "Yellow 3", AM 61, England, Authumn 1945
Heinkel He 162 A-2, "Red 02", Testcentre LII in Zhukovskiy, Spring 1946

Update:

In 2014 I was asked to to some He162 profiles for an exhibition in the Zeltweg Aviation Museum and so I decided to rework and correct some errors of my old profiles I have finished in 2008.

Older versions of these three colour profiles were published in the book:

Heinkel He 162
From Drawing Board to Destruction
Robert Forsyth / Eddie J. Creek
Classic Publication
ISBN 978-1-90653-700-5








My special thanks go to Miroslav Bily and Michal Bradac for the kind permission to use their drawings as base for my work. They were taken from Miroslav Balous and Miroslav Bily's publication:

Heinkel He 162 Spatz (Volksjäger)
MBI Publications
ISBN 80-86524-06-X

March 9, 2016

Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-8, flown by 2./JG 301, spring 1945

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Markings:

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8, "Red 3", W.Nr. 961093, flown by 2./JG 301, spring 1945

References / profiles:

Captured Eagles Vol. I, Roger Gaemperle, Vintage Eagle Publishing

This colour profile was published in the book:

Captured Eagles Volume I
German WWII Aircraft captured by the Allies
Roger Gaemperle
Vintage Eagle Publishing
ISBN 978-3-033-03007-7






March 6, 2016

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 flown by 3./JG 27, May 1945

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Markings:

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10, "Yellow 7", flown by 3./JG 27, Salzburg-Maxglan, May 1945

References / profiles:

Captured Eagles Vol. I, Roger Gaemperle, Vintage Eagle Publishing

This colour profile was published in the book:

Captured Eagles Volume I
German WWII Aircraft captured by the Allies
Roger Gaemperle
Vintage Eagle Publishing
ISBN 978-3-033-03007-7






November 13, 2015

Focke Wulf Fw 190 F-8, flown by Stab II./SG 2, Czechoslovakia, May 1945

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Markings:

Focke Wulf Fw 190 F-8, W.Nr 588717, Milovice Czechoslovakia, May 1945

References / profiles:

Luftwaffe over Czech Territory 1945
JaPo


This colour profile was published by Eagle Editions:


Eagle Cals Fw190Fs EC#165



May 1, 2015

Dornier Do 335 A-02, W.Nr. 240102, Maryland USA, December 1945

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Markings:

Dornier Do 335 A-0, W.Nr 240102, Maryland USA, December 1945

References / profiles:

Dornier Do 335 Arrow – Luftwaffe’s Fasted Piston-Engine Fighter
J.Richard Smith and Eddie Creek with Gerhard Roletschek, Classic Publications

Dornier Do 335, 435, 635- Kampfflugzeug- Aufklärer-Zerstörer-Nachtjäger
Manfred Griehl, Motorbuch Verlag

Dornier 335 Arrow
J. Richard Smith, Eddie J. Creek, Thomas H. Hitchcock, Monogram Aviation Publications

This colour profile is one of four published by Eagle Editions:


Eagle Cals Do 335 EC#164



December 30, 2014

Junkers Ju 88 Kampfflugzeug

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Markings:

Junkers Ju88 A-5, flown by an unknown Geschwader, most probably 1941
Junkers Ju88 A-4, L1+FN, flown by 5./LG 1, Catania, April 1942
Junkers Ju88A-4, 5K+IS, flown by III./KG 3, Russia, winter 1942/43

Additional informations:
These three colour profiles were published in the books

Junkers Ju88 Vol. II
The Bomber at War
Day and Night - Operational and Service History
William A. Medcalf
Classic Publication
ISBN 978-1-90653-743-2






Junkers Ju88 Vol. I
From Schnellbomber to Multi-Mission-Warplane
William A. Medcalf
Classic Publication
ISBN 978-1-90653-742-5

June 1, 2014

Heinkel He 162 Prototypes "UPDATE 2014"

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Markings:

Heinkel He 162 V1, W.Nr. 200001, VI+IA, first flown by Dipl.-Ing. Gotthold Peter, December 6th 1944
Heinkel He 162 M20, W.Nr. 220003, VI+IM, first flown by Gerhard Gleuwitz, February 10th 1945
Heinkel He 162 M23, W.Nr. 220006, VI+IP, first flown by Gerhard Gleuwitz, March 19th 1945

Additional informations:

Heinkel He 162 V1 W.Nr. 200001 VI+IA built in Werk LangusteThe construction of the fuselage was started on November 13th 1944 and on 2 December the aircraft arrived at Schwechat-Heidfeld were it was completed. On 6 December 1944 the aircraft was first flown by Heinkel test pilot Flugkapitän Dipl.-Ing. Gotthold Peter. On its second flight, four days later the aircraft was destroyed due to construction defects, killing Gotthold Peter. Themachine was painted overall in RLM 02 with the only other marking being the Werknummer painted on the power part of the fin, in black. The style of the ‘Balkenkreuze’ is also unusual forthat time.

Heinkel He 162 M20 (A-03) W.Nr. 220003 coded VI+IM was built at Werk LangusteThe third pre-production series aircraft, which was first flown by Gerhard Gleuwitz on 10 February 1945. At the end of March 1945 the aircraft was moved from Schwechat to Lechfeld and it was later found damaged at München-Riem. The aircraft was equipped with 2 x MG 151/20 replacing the proposed MK 108s. The fuselage was painted in RLM 76/82 with the rear fuselage cone appearing as though it was left in its natural metal finish with the camouflage just being applied to the upper side. The BMW 003 engine cowling and covering was painted overall in RLM 81 with the wing upper surfaces painted in RLM 81/82.


Heinkel He 162 M23 (A-06) W.Nr. 220006 coded VI+IP was built at Werk LangusteThis aircraft was first flown by Gerhard Gleuwitz on 19 March 1945. Like the M20, the M23 was also found at München-Riem in May 1945. The M23 was tested with a revised wing root and fuselage fairing. The aircraft was painted overall in RLM 02 with only the air intake of the jet engine being left in its original colour of RLM 81. The factory call sign VI+IP was painted in black on the fuselage sides and also in large letters on the underside of the wings. The Balkenkreuze and Swastika were painted in black in a very simplified way without any white outline. The Werknummer 2200006 was painted on both the top and bottom of the fin.


Update 2014:

I was asked to to some He162 profiles for an exhibition in the Zeltweg Aviation Museum and so I decided to rework and correct some errors of my old profiles I have finished in 2008.

Older versions of these three colour profiles were published in the book:

Heinkel He 162
From Drawing Board to Destruction
Robert Forsyth / Eddie J. Creek
Classic Publication
ISBN 978-1-90653-700-5








My special thanks go to Miroslav Bily and Michal Bradac for the kind permission to use their drawings as base for my work. They were taken from Miroslav Balous and Miroslav Bily's publication:

Heinkel He 162 Spatz (Volksjäger)
MBI Publications
ISBN 80-86524-06-X