posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 07:14 PM
What makes tanks tough is that they have heavy armor. Which is heavy, very heavy.
Something that flys like a helcopter, or plane's armor is alunimum. Which allows them to fly but are very weak, their main defence is speed and the
hight at which they fly. Some very high calaber sniper rifle can (and is used) to distroy comercial planes while they are still on the ground. On a
tank a mear high powered rifle would bounce right off, but on a plane, it would go right though.
The highest armor found on flying vehicles is usualy by the standards of ground vehicles very week. Probably around the same level of armor on a jeep,
or light apc.
Why don't they armor flying vehicles better, or make tanks fly? In order to fly you got to be light.
While I know huge things do fly, still considering size they are built light )low density), a scaled up smaller craft with larger engines, larger
Like a paper airplane, they are made out of paper for a reason. You might want something like a rock or tougher, and you can go ahead and try.
To make a rock fly, you would need a great leap in technology.
(and don't even talk about those pet projects of tanks that can sort of fly, on their own, by most tank standards they are weak stunted dwarves that
allways would lose had they seen battles with 'real' tanks)