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


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