معركة بروخوروفكا (بالإنجليزية: Battle of Prokhorovka) هي إحدى معارك الحرب العالمية الثانية بين النازيينوالسوفيات التي ضحى فيها عشرات الآلاف من الجنود السوفيت بحياتهم فداء للوطن، والتي كانت أكبر معركة دبابات في التاريخ حيث واجهت 1200 دبابة ومِدفع ذاتي الحركة بعضها بعضا في معارك استمرت طوال يوم كامل، وبعد فشل الآليات الثقيلة في حسم المعركة استمر القتال في المساء بالأيدي والسلاح الأبيض. وساهمت في تقرير مصير الحرب الوطنية العظمى وانتصار الاتحاد السوفيتي على النازية.
^Clark 2012, "Even though II SS Panzer Corps could claim to have won a tactical victory in the monumental armoured clash at Prokhorovka... Hausser's men did not do enough to change the course of the operation.".
^Zetterling & Frankson 2000, "Losses for the Germans were not particularly severe during this period, but added to the losses suffered previously they were not insignificant. No German unit was withdrawn from the front for refitting. On the Soviet side the 2nd Guards Tank Corp was withdrawn to be refitted.".
^Zamulin 2011, "The counterattack did not achieve its basic goal. The enemy [II SS Panzers Corps] was not routed, but the further advance of the II SS Panzers Corps beyond Prokhorovka was finally halted.".
^Zetterling & Frankson 2000, "If we take a look at how the front lines changed during these five days one could interpret it as some sort of success for the Germans... However, if we compare the outcome with the German orders for the battle, which stated that Prokhorovka was the target, it is clear that the Germans fell short of their goals. The Red Army had hoped to push the II SS Panzer Corps back and crush it. This failed completely, but at least the 5th Guards Tank Army prevented the Germans from taking Prokhorovka.".
^Overy 1997, "By 15 July both sides had ended up where they started. The SS Divisions were devastated. The Death's Head Division which bore the brunt at Prokhorovka was withdrawn from the front.".
هذه بذرة تحتاج للنمو والتحسين، فساهم في إثرائها بالمشاركة في تحريرها.