WarBirds S3 Event: Battle of Kursk
The S3 begins on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 in the S3 Arena at 8:30 PM Eastern/5:30 PM Pacific. The event will take place in the Crimea terrain.
The Battle of Kursk was to be the decisive test for the Luftwaffe and the entire Wehrmacht on the Eastern front. Kursk was important for several reasons. A bulge in the German front centered around Kursk had been taken by the Soviets in early 1943. The existence of this salient required the Germans to hold 300 miles of front along the boundary between Army Group Center and Army Group South, stretching German forces critically thin on the Eastern front.