The attack on the pantsir reminds me the video where we see SAA soldiers in the middle of a battle on the front not covered doing nothing and being hit by an ATGM.
That comes down to one of the simple facts of war... the best chance for a win is when the enemy doesn't know they are being attacked until they are dead.
The Red Baron had a set of rules for murdering enemy pilots and one of them was basically to not let your enemy know they are under attack until you are sure of a kill... ie don't start firing at him with tracer rounds at long range.... wait until you are sure every round will hit before you start firing.
Worked on British and French fighters for two world wars, so of course it will work on tanks and other vehicles anywhere too.
How to think about this problem? With an English proverb. A bird in the hand is better than two in the Bush! This depends on how many hands you have and how many you need to hold the bird firmly. And how many hands you have or need to go for the other birds in the Bush. It also depends on what type of Birds you have or need. If you have only two hands, and you have to let go of the bird you hold, to try to capture the other two birds in Bush, then it does not sound too good. As the proverb says.
No. What the proverb means is that if you have got one thing, then that is better than the potential of getting two things but not actually having either.
It is like the story of the dog with a bone walking across a bridge over water... it looks down and sees another dog with another bone and thinks if it can take that dogs bone it will have two bones... so it barks as loud and aggressively as it can and drops the bone it has, but the dog in the water barks too and its bone disappears as well so instead of one bone, or two bones... it ends up with no bones... and while barking at that damn dog in the water for the rest of the day... it still ends up with no bone.
They are proverbs about risk and greed.
Don't give up what you have for the chance of something that might seem better if you could end up with neither or nothing.
I will win it all back next throw is the call of the lost gambler.
The next throw might be the winner, but the chances are much greater that it will just be more debt and problems for the problem gambler.
People love to hear those stories of the winners, but for every winner there are thousands of losers whose lost money makes up the prizes for the winners and the profit margin for the house... it is only the house that wins.