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Can someone explain what possible good a tank will serve at an airport?

I've been wondering about this ever since I first heard the news. Apparently, the concern involves persons with surface-to-air missiles which is an unpleasant thought but it sort of begs the question. Are they going to fire tank shells at individuals running around with shoulder mounted missiles? Can a tank, or an "armoured vehicle" depending on the news reports, really withstand being hit by one of theses missile at short range? I am many things, but a scholar of military weaponary am I not so perhaps I am missing something. But this looks a whole lot like window dressing to me and if the concern is real I just hope there is more going on beneath the surface.

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