Why didn't the Americans & Brits produce so powerful long-range ww2 heavy bomber like the ME-264 strategic bomber?

* They were already experienced in carriers. The Germans built very few if any carriers let alone ones capable of launching bombers..
Most of Occupied Europe would be in range of carrier based TBF Avengers. Before U boats are mentioned, the Carrier Battle Group was one of the deadliest combinations in Naval history. The USN always has deployed strike groups; a carrier with escorts a-plenty. Destroyer escorts, escort carriers, destroyers, a few cruisers, a couple battlewagons and a fleet carrier or 2.

Interesting thought: use a carrier battle group for Sea Superiority; strike the sub pens with dive bombers and torpedo bombers. A 2000 pound bomb from an SB2C would make quick work of a sub pen.

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Most of Occupied Europe would be in range of carrier based TBF Avengers. Before U boats are mentioned, the Carrier Battle Group was one of the deadliest combinations in Naval history. The USN always has deployed strike groups; a carrier with escorts a-plenty. Destroyer escorts, escort carriers, destroyers, a few cruisers, a couple battlewagons and a fleet carrier or 2.

Interesting thought: use a carrier battle group for Sea Superiority; strike the sub pens with dive bombers and torpedo bombers. A 2000 pound bomb from an SB2C would make quick work of a sub pen.

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Yes. That strengthens the don't build argument more-so.
Also once they get Habakkuk up and running they can launch strategic bombers with Tallboys or Grand Slams to destroy the German factories
 

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