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HiTech Creations and Aces High continue to honor the brave soldiers who fought in World War II by looking at another of the great battles during that war. Today we will take an in-depth look at the Battle of Kursk, a massive battle on the eastern front that took place near the city of Kursk. This battle was the last major offensive by the Germans on the eastern front and the subsequent victory by the Russians effectively ended any further aggression by the Germans on that eastern front.

The Germans came into the battle with over 780,000 men, 2,928 tanks and over 2,000 aircraft. The Russians had close to two million men, over 5,000 tanks and close to 3,000 aircraft. This was a two-month engagement in 1943 and was the largest series of armored clashes and the costliest single day of aerial warfare in history.

The Russians were well-aware of the impending battle and had dug in defenses that simply could not be breeched. With a web of minefields, pre-arranged artillery fire zones, and eight defense lines that were 250 km deep, this stronghold could not be taken by the Germans no matter how hard they tried. When the German forces had worn themselves out trying to take this position, the Russians countered with their own attacks and in so doing pushed the German forces back for good.

When all was said and done the Germans had lost 54,182 men, had 323 tanks destroyes, and lost 159 aircraft. The Russians lost 177,000 men, over 1,600 tanks and aircraft losses close to one thousand. It was, needless to say, a bitter battle that crippled the German forces and cancelled their plans to take control of the eastern front for the rest of the war.

It is battles like this one that are fought over and over again in war games like Aces High. Especially during scenarios and other special events, gamers are able to play this combat flight simulator against the best gamers in the world and match their skills against the best.

And because of a dedicated team of volunteers, even beginners can enjoy these special events. Public forums are available so that questions can be asked and answered. Whether you are a beginner or a

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