Originally Posted by Edgewaters
Perhaps, but there is no "without". That's a what-if. Kursk happened. Before Kursk, the Germans had the capability to mount an offensive. Afterwards, they didn't. It's really that simple.
This is another "what-if". There is no 'without Kursk'.
Not really, before kursk the soviet army deliberately allowed the germans to attack as I have already stated. Afterwards they just didn't get the opportunity as the russians learned from the mistake they made at kursk and realised an offensive policy was best.
There is always a capability to mount an offensive, the ability to mount a successful offensive is the real issue.