The design highlights a limitation with the first jet engines: very little oomph.
Keeping inlets and effluxes short meant not losing thrust unnecessarily. The Ta-183/Messerschmidt designs were one way of doing it, the Vampire/Venom's split tail was another.
Everyone was groping around for the best option to minimise losses
Pod and boom, split tail, bifurcated inlets, one idea was even a dozen small turbojets buried across the wings!
All had disadvantages.
Pod and boom - weak structure
Split tail - needless complexity
Bifurcated ducts - complex to make
We of course ended up with all three compromises!