A formation of German Heinkel 111s fly towards their target over the skies of the Eastern Front, Summer/Spring, 1942. The German bombers were very cramped and obsolete compared to the British and American bombers at the time. They were also very vulnerable to attack with their gunners usually being untrained and panicky. The pilot, co-pilot, and nose gunner were all situatated in the Heinkel's plexiglass "bullet proof" nose. The nose in reality wasn't actually bullet proof which made it the prime target to Allied fighters. This was because it was a big and easy target to hit and inside behind the glass were the pilots, and an aircraft can't fly without it's pilots. Germany also had a lack of real strategic bombers which was Goering and his Luftwaffe's biggest mistake. They couldn't reach the Soviet factories in Siberia therefore making them incapable of stopping the Soviet industrial might. Had Germany produced more strategic bombers in the earlier stages of the war, they would of had a much bigger chance at winning. Lucky for us, the Germans never did because they thought strategic bombing was ineffective. This in turn allowed the Soviets and other Allied nations to keep mass producing weapons and equipment day after day.