The Luftwaffe’s Wonder Weapons

3/13/2009 • AVH Issues

 Aviation History Reader Poll

German engineers designed a number of technologically advanced aircraft in the waning months of World War II, but time ran out for the Luftwaffe before most “wonder weapons”—the Junker Ju-287 bomber, the Bachem Ba-349 Natter, the Focke Wulf Ta-183—could be produced. If Germany had focused on jet technology and other advances earlier, would it have made a difference in the war’s outcome?

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