...when their oponent has air superiority and is able to spot the tanks in the first place. In 1991, if Iraq had had air supierority over Saudi Arabia and enough planes to do something with it, then the US armour would have meet roughly the same fate that the Iraqi armour did. As a result of their thin top armour, all tanks are vunerable to air attack, not just Soviet ones. In contrast to conditions in the Arabian deserts, the Serbian military did a fairly good job of preserving its tanks during the Kosovo war. By parking the tanks in forests and built up areas, the NATO tank busting aircraft were unable to locate and destroy the Serb's tanks.