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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

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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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June 9, 2020

Junkers Ju 388 L-1, W.Nr. 340284, Altenburg, spring 1945


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Markings:
 

Junkers Ju 388 L-1, W.Nr. 340284, Altenburg, spring 1945

Additional informations:
 
The Junkers Ju 388 was a further development of the Junkers Ju 188, which in turn was based on the well-known Junkers Ju 88. This aircraft, a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, had continous imaging devices in it's fuselage "Bomb-tank". It was equipped with a pressurized cabin, and had the latest version of the BMW 801 TJ-0 engine with external air intake. The Junkers Ju 388 L-1, W.Nr. 340284 came from the series production of Allgemeine Transportanlagennesellschaft mbH (ATG) at Leipzig-Mockau. The plane had the On december 23, 1944, between 1:15 pm and 1:47 pm the "340284" was transferred from Leipzip to Kölleda by Flugzeugführer Behrend. (1st factory flight). A second factory flight from Kölleda to Altenburg, also with FF Behrend, took place on January 27, 1945 between 9:52 am and 10:16 am. At the end of war, the apparently intact plane was captured by American troops at Altenburg. At this time, the rear armament was not installed. The Ju 388 was probably scrapped at Altenburg.

References / profiles:

Luftwaffe im Focus Edition 28 - Luftfahrtverlag Start 

Acknowledgments:

The base drawings ( Junkers Ju 88/188/388) were made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawings.
This colour profile was published in the book

Luftwaffe im Focus
Edition 28 - 2018
Axel Urbanke
Luftfahrtverlag Start
ISBN 978-3-941437-39-5







A big "Thank you" to Axel Urbanke, for the possibility to publish my artwork within his great publication series.

May 19, 2020

Junkers Ju 88 D-2, F9+14, flown by Royal Hungarian Air Force

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Markings:

Junkers Ju 88 D-2, F9+14, flown by Royal Hungarian Air Force - Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légierő
1/1. Long Range Reconnaissance Squadron, Russia, May 1943

Additional informations:
 
In the fall of 1942 the MKHL (Royal Hungarian Air Force) received the first Ju 88 Ds, which were assigned to 1.1. Long Range Reconnaissance Squadron. The F9+14 had a standard RLM 70/71/65 camouflage with the original German markings painted over. On the vertical and horizontal tail the Hungarian insignia consisted of Red, White and Green were painted on. Remarkable are the non standard Hungarian White and Black crosses on the fuselage and wings. Parts of the previous Hungarian markings, which most likely were F9+16, were painted over with white outlined numbers. Same as the German planes on the eastern front the F9+14 had a yellow theatre markings.

References / profiles:

Krzysztof Janowicz, Junkers Ju 88 vol. II, Kagero, page 102
Brian Filley, Junkers Ju 88 in action Part 1, squadron/signal publications, inc., page 47 

Acknowledgments:

The base drawing was made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawing.



February 2, 2020

PZL P.24b Yastreb “White 5”, 6. Iztrebitelen Polk, Asen airfield, April 1941

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Markings:

PZL P.24b Yastreb “White 5”, 6. Iztrebitelen Polk, Asen airfield, April 1941

References / profiles:


Bulgarian Fighter Colours 1919-1948 Vol. 1
Dénes Bernád, Mushroom Model Publications

Additional informations:

Base drawing made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawing.
This drawing was finished in 2015 and published end of 2018 in the book:


Bulgarian Fighter Colours 1919-1948 Vol. 1
Dénes Bernád
Mushroom Model Publications
ISBN 978-83-65958-18-1