In the summer of 1941 General Guerdian declared that the T-34 was the best tank in the world with it's sloped armor giving very good protection, good cross country performance especially as it could travel through the Pipet Marsh's and it's powerful for the time 76mm gun.How about one Tiger vs 50 T- 34... watch the video... It took 67 hits from the Russians...
On July 8th, 1943, a Tiger tank commanded by Franz Staudegger took on fifty attacking T-34 tanks as the only armored vehicle on its side (though it did have infantry support), destroying twenty-seven enemy tanks and forcing the remainder to break off their attack and fall back. Staudegger's Tiger then itself ran out of armor-piercing ammunition and retreated behind the lines, but it had stopped the Soviet attack.
By the time the Tiger was introduced it was at a severe disadvantage in terms of armor and fire power. The Soviet answer was the T-34/85 with it's 85mm gun on par with the German 88mm.
Unfortunately they were not available during the battle of Kursk.