AHC: Germans win Battle of Kursk

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Shtudmuffin, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Shtudmuffin Absentee Regular

    Feb 25, 2012
    So, what could have allowed for a German victory against the Russians at the Battle of Kursk? I know it wouldn't have prevented defeat at the hand of the allies, but it likely would delay the Soviets enough that the Western Allies would likely be able to bring all of Germany under their influence after the war, and possible even Poland and Eastern Europe. Is such a German victory possible, and if so, how?
  2. Julian Well-Known Member

    Apr 15, 2011
    Not possible.
  3. sharlin Banned

    Jul 21, 2010
    Its just not possible, even if they had won big at Provarodka the soviets still had enough forces in the region to simply crush the germans, all be it at a horrific cost.
  4. Arachnid Arachnid once more.

    Jan 17, 2006
    London, UK
    Operation Zitadelle was a no hoper. But the Germans could have won a "Battle of Kursk" in the summer of 1943. The Wehrmacht still had one offensive left in it and if they hadn't spent three months building up their forces and telegraphing so clearly what they were about to do they might have either been able to strike first before the Soviets built up the salient into an impenetrable fortress or hoodwinked the Soviets with a successful diversionary attack leaving the salient vulnerable.
  5. Julian Well-Known Member

    Apr 15, 2011
    The Soviets had total access to German strategic planning by 1943. Any diversionary operation would be detected and dealt with without sacrificing from the strategic whole.