I like to dig up an old argument in science fiction that is about the most contested debates on the internet since Russian armor fan boys versus Western armor fans. (For the record the Israeli Merkeva 4 is the best tank :mrgreen: ) The only difference this time I like to exclude anime mecha from this argument. Personally the Japanese mechas, Gundams in particular, are about as impractical as they look. Realistically speaking would tanks still be the dominate weapons platform or will "walking tanks" take their place into the future? Some arguments favor tanks will beat mechs outright because the technology is simple, tested and more reliable. On the flip side arguments favor mechs due to their flexibility on the field with the ability to get to places a tracked vehicle can't get to. So what are the realistic advantages and disadvantages between the two or perhaps there is some middle ground that both will be utilized just in different combat roles? Discuss.