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Mr. Average

More so than ever, but it doesn’t take the same form as it used to. Helicopter Gunships in your example are one type, or drones with ATG antitank missiles. You could consider man-portable ATGMs a form of tank-destroyer, or, say, TOW missiles on an IFV or LAV. Actual anti-tank guns or assault guns are not likely to see combat again, though, as cheap missiles have largely rendered them obsolete. But it’s hard to say what might revive them – miniaturized battlefield railguns for example? Like the ones the US Navy is looking to mount in its upgraded destroyers? Those Pack a major one hit punch with hypervelocity shells and getting one on land against tanks could be a game changer for the antitank gun.