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An escort fighter needed range long enough to reach the target, loiter over it for the duration of the raid to defend the bombers, and escort extreme max shotgun return.
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It was not until the introduction of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning and Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighters that the bombing raids could claim a measure of success.
Although flying from relatively close airfields in France, the Bf 109 was operating at the extreme of its range and unable to remain for long with the bombers if it was to have fuel to return, while the Bf 110, specifically designed for the escort.