The Messerschmitt ME-262 was the first jet plane that came into combat service. It was designed as a fighter to counter the Allied Bomber offensive. 'Hitler, however, wanted it redesigned as a bomber to bomb Britain back. Later, he reversed himself, but it was too late and only a few appeared in the closing months of the war' (page 444, Planes over Europe, Picture History of World War II by C.L. Sulzberger.) What if the ME-262 got into mass production in early 1943?