1944, Reichsmarschall Goring instructed the Messerschmitt and Junkers to
design and produce very long-range bombers which would be capable of
carrying a 4,000 kg bomb load, at high speeds and over extreme
distances, to mount strategic air strikes against the US and USSR. After
test-fly the Horten VII flying wing design, the RLM declared the
flying-wing to be the ideal configuration for a long-range bomber.
Parallel to the Mersserschmitt and Junkers works, the German aviation
designers also began to develop flying-wing bomber projects. By the time
BMW entered the field of aviation design with their innovatory bomber
projects. One was the jet-powered bomber in the layout of flying-wing.
The Strahlbomber Project II was powered by two BMW 109-018 jet engines.
This arrangement would provide sufficient inherent stability should one
engine fail. In March 1945, all further development work on long-range
bomber projects were creased by order of the RLM. Only the Horten
Ho.XVIII continued upon the instructions of Goring.