Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis

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Taylor & Francis, 2000 - History - 270 pages
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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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Contents

Background
1
The Assembly of Forces
15
Structure of Involved Forces
25
Tanks Employed at Zitadelle
58
The Air War
74
Chronology of the Offensive
84
Prokhorovka
101
The Cost of the Battle
111
Daily Tank Strength in Army Group South
185
The Condition of 8th Army 30 August 1943
191
Examples of Causes of German Tank Losses
193
Number of German Tanks and Assault Guns on the Eastern Front AprilDecember 1943
195
Further Information on German Casualties
197
Tank Data
209
Tank and AT Gun Data
211
ArmourPenetration Capabilities
213

An Analysis of the Battle
132
The Consequences of the Battle
145
Appendices Soviet Order of Battle
153
German Order of Battle
166
Soviet Tank Units Facing Army Group South
174
The Panther Tank in Zitadelle
177
Deliveries of New Tanks to the Eastern Front JuneAugust 1943
181
Information on German Tank Losses
216
Ration Strength of the 4th Panzer Army
224
Divisional Structure for German Forces on 4 July 1943
226
Bibliography
238
Index
263
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Niklas Zetterling is a researcher at the Swedish Defense College. Along with Anders Frankson he has previously written Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis and The Korsun Pocket: The Encirclement and Breakout of a German Army in the East, 1944. Renowned for both their in-depth research and objective analysis of World War II operations, both authors currently live in Sweden.

Niklas Zetterling is a researcher at the Swedish Defense College. Along with Anders Frankson he has previously written Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis and The Korsun Pocket: The Encirclement and Breakout of a German Army in the East, 1944. Renowned for both their in-depth research and objective analysis of World War II operations, both authors currently live in Sweden.

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