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Even as the Allies were advancing on Nazi Germany, German aircraft companies were scrambling to create new "wonder weapons" for the Luftwaffe. Heinkel was one of these military aircraft manufacturers.
One of Heinkel's projects, a jet-powered 60-ton long-range bomber, only got to the design stage, although many of its then-radical component, including its 45- to 35-degree swept-back wings, would be adopted by American and British aircraft designers in the following decades. (Its influence on the British V-bombers of the 1950s and 1960s is unmistakable.)
The plane's power plants would have been either four Heinkel Hirth 109-11s or six Junkers jumbo 004 jets. The performance stats, dated February 1945, called for a combined 3000 Kg bomb-load with a range of 28,000 kms.