After looking at the Me-264 or He-277 alternate history thread, I started thinking of the 1940 Tokyo Olympic Games. The Me-261 was designed to take the flame from Berlin to Tokyo. Messerschmidt received Adolf Hitler's support for this project and the aircraft was named Adolfine. However, it was useless for warfare. One argument given for not building large bombers was "Hitler only asks me how many bombers ..". However, what if Hitler himself had asked Messerschmidt "can you make an aircraft that can take the flame to Tokyo and also be able to bomb New York or Moscow?". We know that Messerschmidt would have said yes. Would he have been able to build anything useful starting in 1937 to fly in late 1939? Can we imagine a Me-264 like aircraft, perhaps with six Ju-211s or did the Me-264 depend upon advances in aerodynamics or stress calculations? As an aside, would the historical Me-264 have actually worked or did it suffer from tail flutter and undercarriage problems (the test pilots seemed divided). If a Me-264 had flown in late 1939, it might have made a significant impact in the Atlantic in early 41, a possible political impact on American opinion and perhaps visited the Urals or Baku later.