One thing that interests me is the capabilities of some Soviet units and I would like to hear some opinions on their combat value as compared to Western and Axis forces. I would like to hear some opinions on division and corps-sized formations and how they would compare to their Western allies and Axis counterparts. Like lets say the Waffen-SS divisions were a German armoured/mechanized elite and the airbourne divisions the Western infantry elites. Did the Soviets have any units that could be considered elite by these standards, ie compared to the Waffen-SS or the 101st and 82nd AirbDiv. IF yes which units do you think and why? If no, what units had the potential to be elite? The time I choose would have to be '43 or early '44 since afterwards many German units were too weak and before they were too strong for a matchup like this. Opinions? Comments? Suggestions?