On 26/4 + 2 we looked at the Messerschmitt 264, a candidate for the Amerika Bomber programme.

Another candidate, and a more promising one, was by happy coincidence the Heinkel 274. This, it must be understood, bore absolutely no resemblance to the Heinkel 200.

Production of two prototypes was outsourced to Farman in France who had no apparent difficulties in building planes for the Third Reich, because business. The liberation of France put rather a stop to proceedings until after the war when the two planes were completed and used as high altitude aircraft and also as “mother ships” for air launched planes. Both planes were scrapped in 1953.

The eagle eyed may note the French markings which are thus explained.