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The A-10A Warthog is an air support vehicle in Squad. It is an attack aircraft available to the United States Army, British Army, and Canadian Army.

The Thunderbolt II is available to the commander as a fire support option. When activated, the aircraft will perform a strafing run with its 30mm GAU-8/A Avenger cannon, striking an area in a straight line approximately 30 metres long.

The strike can be heard coming shortly before it occurs, and the distinctive sound of the main gun will echo across the surrounding area, following behind the strike itself.

If enemy anti-aircraft fire lands a direct hit, the aircraft will be destroyed followed by a voice line that only the commander can hear.

A female pilot voice will come over the radio to the commander right after the attempted airstrike has been destroyed and mentions "breaking off due to air threat". This is probably an Easter Egg created by the developer.

With that being said, mountainous terrain or urban cityscapes can result in air strikes that miss the target, sometimes by a significant margin.

Tactics[]

The air strike is best used against stationary targets such as enemy FOBs, HABs, or defensive strongpoints where there are large concentrations of infantry. Given

the delay between the call-in and the actual strike itself, it is inadvisable to attempt striking crewed combat vehicles, as they will most likely move before they are hit. The narrow strafing run

is not as destructive as the artillery barrage options, and as such has a shorter cooldown. As with all commander functions, you must be standing near a friendly HAB to use it.


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Media[]

An A-10 Warthog Airstrike viewed from a field.

A Russian squad is hit by an enemy A-10 Warthog Airstrike.

An A-10 Warthog Airstrike viewed from a distance.

A-10 shooting at Russians from UAV view.

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