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E-555

This was an initiative of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (Germany Air Ministry), RLM, to obtain a long-range bomber for the Luftwaffe that would be capable of striking the continental United States from Germany. Requests for designs were made to the major German aircraft manufacturers early in World War II, long before the US had entered the war.

There were a several different configurations of the design considered, the most striking being the E.555-1. This was a six-jet, angular flying wing design, with remotely-operated turrets, and capable of carrying a large payload. All of these projects were deemed too expensive and ambitious and were abandoned in late 1944.