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Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis

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The battle at Kursk in 1943 is often referred to as the greatest tank battle in the history of warfare. This volume makes extensive use of German archival documents as well as various Russian books and articles. As well as an account of the battle, it addresses methodological issues.

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Overview

The battle at Kursk in 1943 is often referred to as the greatest tank battle in the history of warfare. This volume makes extensive use of German archival documents as well as various Russian books and articles. As well as an account of the battle, it addresses methodological issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714681030
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/7/2000
  • Series: Soviet (Russian) Study of War Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Maps
Foreword
Preface
List of Abbreviations
1 Background 1
2 The Assembly of Forces 15
3 Structure of Involved Forces 25
4 Tanks Employed at Zitadelle 58
5 The Air War 74
6 Chronology of the Offensive 84
7 Prokhorovka 101
8 The Cost of the Battle 111
9 An Analysis of the Battle 132
10 The Consequences of the Battle 145
App. 1 Soviet Order of Battle 153
App. 2 German Order of Battle 166
App. 3 Soviet Tank Units Facing Army Group South 174
App. 4 The Panther Tank in Zitadelle 177
App. 5 Deliveries of New Tanks to the Eastern Front, June-August 1943 181
App. 6 Daily Tank Strength in Army Group South 185
App. 7 The Condition of 8th Army, 30 August 1943 191
App. 8 Examples of Causes of German Tank Losses 193
App. 9 Number of German Tanks and Assault Guns on the Eastern Front, April-December 1943 195
App. 10 Further Information on German Casualties 197
App. 11 Tank Data 209
App. 12 Tank and AT Gun Data 211
App. 13 Armour-Penetration Capabilities 213
App. 14 Information on German Tank Losses 216
App. 15 Ration Strength of the 4th Panzer Army 224
App. 16 Divisional Structure for German Forces on 4 July 1943 226
Bibliography 238
Index 263
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