Only 8 years ago, but just a suggestion, Jets were very new, maybe they thought of putting 2 or 4 into pods, for take off, and maybe to evade fighters, using speed. So not so much jet powered, as jet boosted.blackkite said:Oh! I have never heard about Fugaku-kai.
I wonder that jet engine's fuel consumption was very large for such a long range aircraft at the day.
I do think so too. If such project existed it would reduce the range of the craft, maybe half??? But significantly increase it's speed and bomb load am I right?