There's a lot that could have been done with the Ju-88 program:What on the fast bombers? Have the no-nonsense Ju-88 enter service (even though it's performance figures are blown out of proportinons in some non-German sources, like the claim for 560 km/h turn of speed for 1st prototype that was doing 100 km/h less in real world)? Granted, as-is the bombs were limited to 50 kg size in the bomb bay. I've already suggested the sleek-cockpit Do-17 to actually receive the V12 engine. Something else, like a German Mosquito?
- I've already mentioned that there's no conceptual reason they couldn't have moved the Ju-88C (which was the Ju-88A fuselage with a hard nose) towards a Ju-88G (same wings with more aerodynamic, day/night fighter oriented fuselage) faster than they did to take over for the Me-110 at night in particular but also as a long range heavy fighter in a Beaufighter kind of role
- The Germans went with the Ju-88 project, but later combined the alternative Ju-85 approach with the BMW-801 and Ju-88A parts to make the Ju-188. There's no compelling reason they couldn't have done this sooner, possibly getting a Ju-188 equivalent into production in late '40, with at least somewhat superior performance and improved defensive armament compared to the Ju-88A. This would have put them on a track towards a Ju-388 style plane a lot sooner.
- As it was, RMT put off the Ju-188 development since it didn't provide enough benefit to justify work when the Ju-288 would be available shortly . . . but we know how that turned out