My name is Simon Schatz. I'm a hobby aviation illustrator and historian. 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

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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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October 17, 2010

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

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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