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, firing on all three. Superman dodged the fire, while Nam-Ek was thrown into a building after being hit directly. However, Nam-Ek leaped into the air, decapitated both pilots of the first two A-10s and then destroyed the planes' engines, causing both to crash into the ground. Faora was about to attack the final A-10, but Superman threw her into the ground before she could attack the jet.