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By mid-1944, the Panther was at its peak performance and widely regarded as the most formidable tank on the battlefield. Nevertheless, when the Panther debuted in the Battle of Kursk in July 1943, it was still not ready to go into combat.

The Panther tank was seen as a necessary component...read more

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In the early spring of 1943, Michael Wittmann commanded a Tiger I heavy tank as a platoon leader. On July 5th of 1943, Wittmann started his combat career on Tiger during the Operation Citadel (Zitadelle). Attached to the  Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH), Wittmann's platoon of four Tigers...read more

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The heaviest assault gun, the Srurmgeschütz 8.8cm (SdKfz 184), also known as the Ferdinand and the Elefant, resulted from Hitler's frustration at not being able to mount the long-barrel 88mm Pak43/2 L/71 in the Tiger I tank. ...read more

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In an effort to turn around its fortunes in Russia, the German Army threw much of its best into the Kursk salient. The Russians were waiting for them.

When they invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, the Germans were confident of a swift victory over the Russian untermenschen (subhumans...read more

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