JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
There wasn't much pretty in the physical outcome of this thinking--to construct "flying" tanks for quick maneuvers into battle situations--but I think that I like the thinking in it, especially as it seems that the aircraft-end of the tank was re-usable. Still, there was the whole "landing" part of the operation, which meant that (at this time, anyway) the tanks had to be placed and not parachuted to the ground, which also means that the armor would be relatively removed from the field of battle. But this would be better than driving the things there, or hauling them all on a train for quick transport.
Also I guess I'm partial to the design of the tank--which I'm guessing was a fixed-position mobile canon--because it seems so strikingly modern. (Except for the tread and wheels part, which is the place where battles are won and lost, at least according to Heinz Guderian.) But I like the design, which at first glance reminded me of the great T-34, the Russian workhorse of WWII, sort of, at least for its low-profile sensibility, but really more like the contemporary The Russian Chyorny Oryol ("Black Eagle"). It really looks a lot more like the STUG assault gun, here:
[Source: combatreform.org, here; a truly excellent site.]