I posted this recently:
On May 31, 1944, the Germans had about 1200 turreted AFV on the eastern front, this being a total actually in the Panzer units. I can get the exact numbers but its very close to 600 Panzer IV, 300 Panther and 300 Tiger. Not all operational, of course. Since the Panther had been outproducing the Tiger I for some time, maybe a few thousand total had been built, it seems to show that these Tiger I were very resilient. I believe only 6 battalions of 15 Panzer divisions had Panther issued. The training of these battalions seems to have progressed slowly. The Panzer and Panzergrenadier divisions were also using around 175 StuG vehicles. Most of the StuG strength was still used in the Sturmartillerie units.
I have seen one source that says the Soviets had 14,000 turreted AFV (heavy, Medium and light) on June 1, 1944 but slightly less than half are in the operational and reserve units. The rest, I assume, are in training units or in parks as strategic replacements. But just counting Medium and Heavy tanks that are in operational units and stavka reserve, it's about 5600 turreted AFV.
The Soviets still had a bunch of light armored turreted vehicles in the front lines and Stavka reserve. But as far as 'strategic reserve, these light tanks were not 'hoarded'. They also had many SU76 in the front lines and very few hoarded. Heavy SPG were actually few in numbers.
< Message edited by Yoozername -- 8/17/2012 6:09:16 AM >