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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January 25, 2017

Junkers Ju 188 A-2 flown by 2./KG 6, Belgium, October 1944

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Junkers Ju 188 A-2, 3E+HK, flown by 2./KG 6, Melsbroek, Belgium, October 1944

Additional informations:
RLM 22/76 camouflage. The plane had a replacement port wing fitted with its original black painted ailerons and wing flaps. Parts of the rudders were also taken from another black painted airplane.
The front armament and the upper powered turret were removed as a field modifivation to increase speed for pathfinding missions.

References / profiles:

Junkers Ju 88 - The Bomber at War, Ian Allan Publishing 


The base drawing (a Junkers Ju88G-6) was made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawing.
An older version of this colour profile was published in the book

Junkers Ju88 Vol. II
The Bomber at War
Day and Night - Operational and Service History
William A. Medcalf
Classic Publication
ISBN 978-1-90653-743-2


  1. Sorry, but Melsbroek lies not in the Netherlands but in Belgium near Brussels.

    1. Thank you! I have quoted the book were the profile was published, but it seem the author was incorrect!

  2. Фотография не открывается!