LJ, whilst I have no doubt that your fiigures are correct, the men manning these tanks would not have been the same quality as those who launched themselves upon the Soviet Union in 1941. I would also put forward the fact that the Luftwaffe produced more aircraft in 1944 than in any other of the war, yet a lack of fuel and trained pilots meant that the production was for naught. I'm not directly comparing the luftwaffe of 1944 with the panzerwaffe of 1943 but I am saying that numbers produced do not necessarily mean a better fighting force Off-course:I do not deny this :there was for the Luftwaffe a disastrous lack of trained pilots and as result a lot of accidents and Combat Losses .More tanks and more aircraft do not mean a better fighting force (in the Ardennes a lot of tank crews were totally inexperient ). But you will agree that it's very difficult to mesure the increased tank numbers against the diminishing quality of the crews. Should one substract let's say 10 % or 20 % from an 25 % increased tank strenght ?