You mean two years earlier with the stupidly powerful economic force known as the US helping them ever since?
Also, GERMAN forces were straining at this point. That’s why the Korps was starved of resources.
Yes two years before, left all of the equipment of their army in France for the Germans. They rebuilt their army, and were building navy and air force assets at incredible outputs and aid from the US helped a lot, but every history of WW2 British and otherwise states that mid 1942 represented a significant strategic chokepoint for Britain because of the entry of Japan into the war, creating the need to juggle defense assets to the other side of the world
I accept the absolute truth, British war material was produced in greater numbers than Germany from 1940 on, and that their alliance with the US and the USSR meant they would be on the long term winning team
But that doesn't change in mid 1942 they where in a strategic pinch right at that exact moment. By the end of the year, due to the introduction of American ground troops, that pinch was gone, for good; mid 1942 represented the last window where the Axis could strategically damage the British at all
Germany was so starved of resources that by fall of 1942 Army Group A was completely immobilized due to lack of fuel.. for months
The DAK was as well supplied as it was going to get for them in the spring of 1942; much of their historical triumph at Gazala, Tobruk and Matruh was on the back of captured British supplies from the El Adem dumps, taken by the 90th light division. For much of the battle after that, the axis where being driven in British trucks and tank, eating British food, burning British fuel and firing British ammunition