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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June 9, 2020

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

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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 


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.