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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


August 29, 2017

Dornier Do 335 M13, W.Nr. 230013, Löwental, April 1945


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Markings:
Do 335 M 13, RP+UP, W.Nr. 230013, Löwental, April 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


Additional informations:

Do 335 M 13, RP+UP, W.Nr. 230013 was the first prototype of the destroyer version. The Do 335 B-2 had two additional MK 103 in the wings.
Do 335 M 13 was camouflaged as follows: Upper surfaces RLM 81/82, Lower surfaces RLM 65, spinner and propeller blades were RLM 70.

The colour profile was published in the book:


Dornier Do 335 Pfeil - Arrow
J.Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek with Gerhard Roletschek
Classic Publication - Crécy Publishing
ISBN 978-1-90653-750-0

January 25, 2017

Junkers Ju 188 A-2 flown by 2./KG 6, Belgium, October 1944

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Markings:
 

Junkers Ju 188 A-2, 3E+HK, flown by 2./KG 6, Melsbroek, Belgium, October 1944

Additional informations:
 
RLM 22/76 camouflage. The plane had a replacement port wing fitted with its original black painted ailerons and wing flaps. Parts of the rudders were also taken from another black painted airplane.
The front armament and the upper powered turret were removed as a field modifivation to increase speed for pathfinding missions.

References / profiles:

Junkers Ju 88 - The Bomber at War, Ian Allan Publishing 

Acknowledgments:

The base drawing (a Junkers Ju88G-6) was made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawing.
An older version of this colour profile was published in the book

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





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