|Rocket fire en masse is good for long- and very long-
range assaults, but at short ranges grunts need the bunker
and pillbox penetrating power of conventional shells.
The day is coming when those armed, above-ground floating,
all-terrain "smart"/"brilliant" recon/battle droids from the original STAR WARS
Trilogy will be battlefield reality. Advances in above ground
low-to-medium alt maglev, airlev/cushion, and VTOL propulsion
technologies,etc. will make it so, as part of the new concepts of
battlefield- and aerospace-dominance concepts of warfighting in the new century.
Tanks will fly and float, as well as roll out over ground. I have always believed
the Army and Congress made a mistake in cancelling the SADARM and other futuristic projects.