posted on May, 16 2003 @ 01:28 AM
They didn't have the f**king manpower to do it. The He 177 would have done the job if it had been available earlier in the war with sufficent
quantities and relability to perform its missions. The effectivenss of stragetic missions during WW 2 is open to question. Production of Me 109's
and FW 190's reached their height in 1944 during the bombing campaign of the US Eigth Air Force. Tactical aircraft such as the Ju 88, the Fw 190,
the Me 109, and the Fw 189 were needed to support Whermacht (and of course Waffen SS) operations in the East. The problem was not the lack of a
specific type of weapon or flawed military stategy. The war would be won or lost in the East. Had the war against the Soviet Union been won by
Germany, then Germany could have withstood any onslaught from the West (USA and UK). What lost the war in the East, was not the lack of any weapon or
the problem of flawed military stategy, but the policy of "Slavs are Slaves". In the first part of the war, Germans were viewed as liberators in
the Unkraine and other parts of the Soviet Union (many people in those regions had had their fill of Stalin's policies). However rather than
catering to the national desires of these people, it was made obvious that their status was to be slaves (thanks to the Gestopo and the Waffen SS
Sonderkommando). Rather than having an effective man power force for continued operations against Russia, the Germans lost the support of the people.
Once the people of the Soviet Union (Russians, Slavs, Ukranians) realized what was in store for them if the Nazis won (slavery, national annilhation,
death camps) they were going to win regardless of what the Germans threw at them. Even if aircraft such as the Me 264 had been made available armed
with A-bombs, the people of the Soviet Union would have still continued the war against the Germans. For the people of the Soviet Union, the choice
was simple: Fight and Win or Die. Given that, a few long range bombers would not have changed the outcome on the Eastern Front.