Could a large, aggressive bird of prey take an aircraft the size and weight of two motorcycles out of the sky?
The bird is about the size of a child, but has sentient intellect. If it got through the airships weak armor, (tap your computer chassis, that's how thick) could it damage internal systems enough to destroy it, or at least put it out of control?
I'm working on a game project so it don't need exact results, but I was just wondering if this would look absolutely absurd while happening. The airship turbine driven so there is no danger of the bird getting it's flight pattern or getting shredded by turbines. Think like the snow speeders from Star Wars, but lighter.
The bird has the general specifications of a crow, aside from size of course, and is trying to take down the craft in any way possible, if that's damaging it enough for it to blow up on the ground, the sure, he'll do that, but would rather hit a cable or something to get it to blow up midair (after a timely disengage). The envelope would be to heavily protected in the center with the rest of the ship built around it, so tearing it really isn't too much of a possibility.