The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s. It is designed to provide close air support (CAS) for ground forces by attacking tanks and other armored vehicles, and other ground targets with a limited air defense capability.
When the Alien beings General Zod, Faora, Tor-An and Nam-Ek began attacking the town of Smallville, United States of America Armed Forces were deployed to take out the hostile forces, including the Superman. three A-10 Thunderbolts under the call sign "Thunder Flight" were sent to destroy the forces. At first, they appeared to be successful, with the bullets throwing Nam-Ek into a building. However, Nam-Ek leaped into the air, decapitated both pilots of the first A-10, and then destroyed its engines, causing it to crash into the ground. Faora was about to attack the second, but Superman threw her into the ground before she could attack the jet.