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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February 17, 2012

He 162 A-2 flown by 3./JG 1, Leck, May 1945

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Markings:Heinkel He 162 A-2, W.Nr. 120074, Yellow 11 with small White 20, Leck, May 1945

References / profiles:

Heinkel He 162 - From Drawing Board to Destruction
Robert Forsyth / Eddie J. Creek, Classic Publication

Der Teufel über den Wolken?
Peter Rodeike, Jet & Prop 1/2012

Additional informations:

This machine was the personal aircraft of Oblt. Karl-Emil Demuth. The camouflage is typical for the Heinkel Rostock production line. The nose was painted in red-white-black with the arrow painted in red on both sides of the nose. The aircraft also carried the "Devil in the Clouds" emblem of I./JG painted below the cockpit. According the newest references the base colour of the emblem was yellow. The number "11" was painted in yellow, immediately followed by a small "20" in white. On the fin were painted 16 white vitory bars representing vitories Demuth had achieved before flying the He162, as well as the aircraft's Werknummer in white.

The older version of this colour profile was 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