My name is Simon Schatz and I'm from Vienna / Austria. 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

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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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
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


  1. Recuerdo cuando a mis 14 años, realizaba perfiles de aviones en el colegio, los regale a una compañera de curso que le gustaron, pasado mas de 15 años me encontré con esa compañera diciendome que los guardaba aún y los tenía pegados en su pieza.