#0705_03 III PzK - July 5: The Right Flank - Kursk Southern Front
#0705_03 III PzK - July 5: The Right FlankBy David Freer
Belgorod, 50km's north of Kharkov: July 5th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Korp. Head to Head or Team Play) General der Panzertruppen Hermann Breith's III Panzer Korp was a powerful formation. Its order of battle consisted of 6th, 7th & 19th Panzer Divisions as well as 168th Infanterie Division. The schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503, a Tiger tank battalion with 42 vehicles was also attached by 4th Panzer Armee to III Panzer Korp to ensure that there were sufficient armoured vehicles to break through the deeply echeloned Soviet defences. The Korp had the difficult task of crossing a marshy, defended river and advance east before turning north to parallel II SS Panzer Korps and its push towards Prokhorovka. The initial day of Operation Citadel required the fortified villages and towns east of the Northern Donets to be cleared so that the German bridgehead was big enough for the Korp to deploy and ultimately push to the north.