It has happened before.
The more I read about Word War II the more skeptical I grow as to what really happened during the conflagration.
You read of the allegedly overwhelming victories of the Allies in all fronts; eastern, western, north africa, the airwarfare over Europe, naval, etc., yet many times facts don't back what the Allies say.
What does Allied literature say about the Battle for Kursk?
Simple: the German offensive was a total failure from its very beginning; the Germans got "massacred"; the Ferdinands were a "fiasco"; the vast majority of the Panthers "broke down"; the Luftwaffe suddenly found itself "outclassed" and "outmatched" by the VVS, losing "the majority of its planes"; that all Panzer units, including those of the II SS Panzer Korps were "massacred" as well; that a tank battle, baptised as the "Greatest Tank Battle in History" took place...and the Germans left "hundreds" of Tiger tanks burning on the field.
Sounds pretty much like a "Good against Evil" movie, where during the first stages the Evil side wins; one day, however, the Good side is possessed by strange magical powers which help to immediatly and promptly defeat the Evil side.
The aforementioned, is the most common version the Allies tell. However, and taking this particular version as valid, the events which immediatly followed Kursk would simply not support the Allied version of the outcome at Kursk.
Mr. George Nipe helps in clearing the horizon.
Not only the soviets were not winning at Kursk, the massacred ones happened to be the Russians.
211 Panzers of General Paul Hausser before action near the Village of Prokhorova -only 15 of them were Tigers, not hundreds as the Allies say-; 163 Panzers in operating status after the battle. A loss of 48 tanks.