The only way an ESF could kill a semi-competent tank driver was by catching him off-guard, and unloading in his butt. The recent patch contains massive buffs to rear tank armor (from -20 to +30). On the test server, this translated to needing to land every single rocket in a clip. I could understand requiring a couple more rockets to land, but requiring the entire clip? That's impossible, unless your target is comatose. If you get rocket podded and die, odds are you deserved it - you weren't paying attention. I don't see why we're rewarding players who aren't pay attention. After this patch, aircraft have basically become useless against tanks.