6.The plan was delayed to wait for more new tanks
All kinds of Military idiots、books and documentary films always said that；Hitler delayed the plan was for to wait for more new tanks。
But，in fact The delivery of the new tanks to the army and the formation of combat effectiveness is just one reason why the fortress plan has been delayed。
Hitler has been hesitating between fighting and not fighting
Hitler lingered between fighting and not fighting
Hitler lingered between fighting and not fighting.He was well aware of the significance of the Battle of Kursk to the German army and the third Reich, and did not dare to act lightly.
He had also told Guderian that he was "sick" of the plan。so The delay was due to Hitler's indecision Instead of making up his mind to fight in the first place, just to wait for new panzer to delay the attack.、
If Hitler decide to attack ,He will do it although he has only PZIII and PZIV would attack at once.
Every German panzer division at the Battle of Kursk was e with new combat vehicles
In fact，at that time，only four Panzergrenadier division（LSSAH、DR、T、GD）had one company’s tiger tanks ， and No.503th 、No.505th heavy panzer battalions’s 75 tiger tanks
39th panzer Regiment had 200 Panther type D tanks、（because of the malfunction，only a few dozen tanks a day can join the battle ）
No.653rd、No.654th heavy Jagdpanzer battalions had Ferdinand tank destroyers（panzerjager）......No. 216th Sturmpanzer battalion had brummbar Sturmpanzers
For Almost all of the panzer divisions ，the best tanks at the time they had were PZIII and PZIV
Even nearly every armored division was e with a small amount (about 10vehicles)light tanks like PZII or PzKpfw 38(t)
Germans never let every armored division had Panther tanks.Tiger and Ferdinand goes without saying。
Of course, the German army strengthened the heavy panzer battalion to the panzer division,and it usually got a good result。Like the 5th panzer Division in Operation Bagration.
虎式坦克自不用说Not to mention tiger tanks Tiger tank goes without saying
The German army were e with 800 tiger tanks at the battle
In fact，this sentence may have came from the Soviet film "Emancipation."
These old films were in those days. 。。。。。。You think it need me said? Of course, that era is this style, I think it’s very good. It shouldn't have been criticized too much.Although I don’like russia very much
Throughout the Kursk campaign, the German army had invested only 130 Tiger tanks, 89 Ferdinand tanks, 45 brummbar tanks and 200 Panther tanks.
German Tiger tanks were the largest number in World War II, but there were 653 Tiger tanks on all fronts.not only east front line.Many times, many panzer4 are mistaken for tiger tanks。
3.Model's attack failed in 48 hours.
Such ridiculous claims are often found in books such as Kursk and the Soviet-German War.
Although Model is known as the rookie company dustbin and Model never attack.
His attack was absent-minded.And suffered heavy losses
Model was criticized for using only one 20th panzer division And nine infantry divisionson the first day of the attack, And progress has been very small
Model's 9th Army launched its offensive in the early hours of July 5, 1943, The offensive was not stopped until the Soviet counteroffensive was launched in Olive on July 12
Although Model's attack was a failure, it was wrong for Model's attack to fail within 48 hours.
The Sicilian crisis led Hitler transfer the entire SS 2rd panzer group ，Cause the plan failed
In fact, Hitler did intend to transfer the entire SS 2rd Panzer group.
But because of the tight situation in the Mius River region on the southern wing of the Southern Army Group on the Jul17th, it ended up leaving all the personnel of the military head and the LSSAH Division (heavy e stay).
Fight to Jul17th, the German army actually had little hope on the southern front. On the Jul13th the German army set three goals: annihilating the 69th Army (48th Army), annihilating the 5th Guards Tank army, and occupying Prokhorov card.But none of it success.
The army’s loss was also quite high. SS 2rd panzer group only had175tanks could fight，There won't be any progress if they keep attack.
And the Soviet army attacked in Orel, the North Donetz and the Mius, that’s why Hitler stopped the attack.
1 .Fields in Proholovka Jul12th
The controversy and misunderstanding in Proholovka is enough for me to make another nuts6
In fact, it was a limited encounters.Armored units, infantry, artillery, air force, and so on are involved.If the range of engagement, near Prokhorov. is limited to the activities of the SS 2nd Panzer Army and the Soviet Fifth Guards Tank army.
The ss2nd Panzer had 294 tanks and sturmpanzers, of which 15 are Tiger tanks, with no Panther or Ferdinand tank destroyers。
The Soviet Army's 5th Guards Tank Army had 951 tanks and self-propelled artillery On the establishment，826 could join the battle（463t-34，301 t-70, Churchill 25, and 37 self-propelled artillery）Excluding tanks against the 3rdpanzer group, about 730
If the battlefield is narrowed down to the central battlefield of the guard flag division, there will be fewer than 500 combat vehicles on both sides (77 for the LSSAH division and 403 for the 18、29 tank Group),It's a big controversy.
Indeed, throughout the fighting on July 12, throw hateful politics . It is commendable that both sides are fighting bravely.Especially the Soviet Army in its inferiority.
But whatever your opinion, we must admit that in Proholovka on July 12, the Germans won not a tactical victory but a complete tactical victory!The study of military history cannot bring too much personal emotion into it。
Apart from the Soviets' so-called "victory" in World War II（Not for Stalin）.there is no evidence that the day of the battle dragged down the SS 2ndpanzer group!
Although I'm not Paul Haussel or Rottmstrov.The total number of tanks Thorough loss that day was 14,only 59 Germantanks were both Thorough loss andneeded to be returned to the country for repairs. More than 270 of the Soviet army were completely destroyed, and at least 350 tanks were lost on the day, possibly in the range of 500 to 600.
If it was such a big victory, why didn't Stalin immediately reward Rottmstrov?And almost sent him to Lubyanka.Enjoy a luxurious tour！（Price; His life.）
To German generals,July 12 was very stressful, but the result was very pleasant
并且为什么德军会疯了一样在第二天制定三个疯狂的计划？难道德国的将军都是疯子？And why did the Germans go crazy making three crazy plans the next day? Are German generals crazy?
You can say that the Soviets smash down the German attack on the southern line from the 13th to 17th, but not on the 12th!
Failure is failure, success is success, flashy whitewash will only arouse doubt, become a joke。You want to make him looks like better, but it's actually worse.
And there are so many other about Proholovka ，I don’t want to say too more bullshit today.