CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- Jun 11, 2014
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Third one? I can't remember. What I can tell you is that the Fw 300A/Ta 400 was never intended to be an Amerika Bomber. It was for attacking Britain and shipping in the Atlantic - which is why there are so many drawings of it armed with Hs 293s etc. The only aircraft you could ever really say was designed with bombing America in mind was what became the Me 264. And I can't find a single reference to it as an 'Amerika Bomber'. Goring referred to it as an 'Amerika flugzeug' and I've got interrogated prisoners of war saying it was known as the 'USA bomber' or 'New York flugzeug' but the words 'Amerika' and 'Bomber' do not seem to appear together in any contemporary source.Skyblazer said:Those Fw 300A blueprints are amazing. I have a feeling there was a third picture that you initially shared, newsdeskdan, but the link is apparently no longer working. Can you repost it? Thanks anyway!
The earliest mention I can find of 'Amerika Bomber' is in an American magazine printed in 1952, and it uses 'Amerika bomber' to refer to the Junkers EF132. In the 1970s 'Amerika Bomber' is usually used to refer to the Me 264, in the 1980s it tends to be used in connection with the Sanger rocket bomber, in the 1990s it refers to the Horten XVIII and in the 2000s and on it refers to the Me 264 again. You can see how the whole 'Amerika Bomber' myth grew up...