Okay, there seems to be a definite subliminal debate going on in a number of threads (including a couple of recent ones) concerning which aircraft had the better future. One of these aircraft never actually reached combat, yet exhibited quite a bit of potential, especially in the bomber-destroyer role. The other aircraft was quite successful in this role, even though there were only ever a limited number of aircraft available at any given time. The first aircraft represented the epitome of reciprocating engine aircraft development, whereas the other exhibited unheard of potential, while still being limited by inferior materials and insufficient logistics. Which aircraft SHOULD the Third Reich have concentrated on late in the War? An aircraft using a tried-and-true technology, yet still exhibiting spectacular performance? Or a revolutionary aircraft using revolutionary propulsion (literally), yet limited by the inferior quality of it's materiel and logistics? I would argue that, yes, the Me 262 WAS a tremendous success; however, what the Third Reich really needed in late '44/early '45 was a reliable and effective means of destroying invading Allied bombers, hence the Do 335 (and, by extension, the Ta 152/153 series of aircraft). Unfortunately, the Me 262 was limited by the life-span of it's propulsion system, which had an MTO of approximately 25 hours (sometimes less); the Do 335 had no such limitation. Also, the training of pilots should have been much easier (and safer), as they would be dealing with a technology with which they should already have been familiar with. Please vote as to which aircraft you think SHOULD have been a production priority in the late War struggle against the Allied bomber campaign over Germany.