Was the T34 as good as the King Tiger? What did Kursk tell us?
Not all Tigers and not all T34's but the numbers speak a clear language:
50,000 dead, wounded, or captured
248 tanks destroyed
200 aircraft downed
1,300,000 infantry and supporting troops
180,000 dead, wounded, or captured
1,600 tanks damaged or destroyed
1,000 aircraft damaged or downed
The Germans managed to inflict much more damage than they got.
Hitler ordered the end of the battle because of the allied invasion in Italy.
The victory had not been cheap however; the Red Army, although preventing the Germans from achieving the goals of Citadel, lost considerably more men and matériel than the Wehrmacht .