Welcome

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


November 15, 2010

Junkers Ju 88 C-6, D5+GX flown by 12./NJG 3, late autumn 1943

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Base drawing made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawing. I also want to thank Michaël (SES) Svejgaard for the permission to use his unit badge.

This colour profile was published in the online magazine:

Info EDUARD
November 2010

November 13, 2010

Focke Wulf Fw 190 F-8, flown by Luftflotte 4, 1945

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This colour profile is a reworked version of a profile that was published in the book:

AIR MODELING MANUAL Vol. 3
FOCKE-WULF Fw 190 A-F
Hitoshi Goto, Jose Manuel Fauste, DWR
Hobby Japan
ISBN 978-4-89425-599-9

October 17, 2010

Dornier Do 335 M14, W.Nr. 230014, Oberpfaffenhofen, November 1944

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Markings:
Do 335 M 14, RP+UQ, W.Nr. 230014, Oberpfaffenhofen , November 1944


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 14, RP+UQ, W.Nr. 230014 was the second prototype of the destroyer version. The Do 335 B-2 had two additional MK 103 in the wings. The aircraft was captured by French troops and extensively tested until January 1949 in Bretigny near Paris.
Do 335 M 14 was camouflaged as follows: Upper surfaces RLM 81/82, Lower surfaces RLM 65, spinner and propeller blades were RLM 70.

This colour profile is a reworked version of a profile that was published in the book:


Dornier Do 335 Pfeil - Arrow
The Luftwaffe's Fastest Piston-Engine Fighter
J.Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek with Gerhard Roletschek
Classic Publication
ISBN 1-903223-67-9

October 4, 2010

Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4 flown by 14./JG 53, Echterdingen, May 1945

Base drawing made by Otterkins2
Unit Badge made by Clint Mitchell

September 30, 2010

Junkers Ju 388 Nightfighters


The Junkers Ju 388 V2 was published in the aviation magazine:

Le Fana de l'Aviation n° 424
Junkers Ju 388 : l’inconnu de la stratosphère [2]
Christoph Vernaleken / Martin Handig

September 21, 2010

Heinkel He 162 "War Prizes"

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

September 17, 2010

Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4, R4+BL, flown by 3./NJG 2, Greifswald 1943


A detail shot 30% of the original size.
Base drawing made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawing.
I also want to thank Michaël (SES) Svejgaard for the permission to use his unit badge.

September 16, 2010

Dornier Do 335 A-1, W.Nr. 240162, Oberpfaffenhofen, April 1945

This colour profile was published in the book:

Dornier Do 335 Pfeil - Arrow
The Luftwaffe's Fastest Piston-Engine Fighter
J.Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek with Gerhard Roletschek
Classic Publication
ISBN 1-903223-67-9

September 15, 2010

Junkers Ju 88 C-6 flown by Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein


Base drawings made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawings. I also want to thank Michaël (SES) Svejgaard for the permission to use his unit badge.

These three colour profiles were published in the book:


Princes of Darkness
The lives of Luftwaffe night fighter aces Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Egmont Prinz zu Lippe-Weissenfeld
Claire Rose Knott
Classic Publication
ISBN 978-1-903223-95-6

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka


Base drawings made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawings.

These three colour profiles were published in the book:


Junkers Ju 87 Stuka
Robert Michulec / Matthew Willis
Mushroom Model Publications
ISBN 978-83-89450-49-4

September 14, 2010