1/144 BMW Schnellbomber P.II Long range Forward-swept wing bomber - Anigrand
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In 1944, Reichsmarschall Goring instructed the Messerschmitt and Junkers to design and produce very long-range bombers which would be capable of carrying a 4,000 kg bomb load, at high speeds and over extreme distances, to mount strategic air strikes against the US and USSR. After test-fly the Junkers Ju.287 forward-swept wings design, the RLM declared the forward-swept wing to be the ideal configuration for a high speed bomber. Parallel to the Mersserschmitt and Junkers works, the BMW designers also began to develop forward-swept wing bomber project. The Schnellbomber Project II was powered by two BMW 109-028 turboprop engines, each with shaft output of 6,570 hp and additional residual thrust. The engines were mounted on two sponsons above the fuselage. This arrangement being chosen to keep the exhaust gases well away from the tail control surface. In March 1945, all further development work on long-range bomber projects were creased by order of the RLM.
Left - Me P.1079 ?
Centre Left - Me P.1111 ?
Cntre Right - Arado AR E.530
Right - Blohm & Voss P.192.01