The A-10 is built for high-survivability, featuring titanium construction and multiply-redundant systems, but its most distinguishable quality is the nose-mounted GAU-8/A Avenger gatling gun, firing depleted uranium shells capable of shredding a tank in as little as a six-shot burst. It was used occasionally as precision attack weapon during the First Tiberium War, but GDI more often than not armed it with napalm bombs that can blanket area targets such as troop concentrations or fortification clusters with an intense firestorm, giving Nod an ironic taste of their highly-inflammable medicine. After the First Tiberium War, its battlefield presence would be displaced by that of the ORCA bomber, a VTOL aircraft that can be deployed from bases much closer to the frontline and respond to any situation in a much shorter notice.
The A-10 airstrike becomes available if the player destroys all Nod SAM sites on the map in single player. Then, when the airstrike is ready, the planes can be directed to any place on the map to engulf it in flames. 1 to 3 aircraft participate in the bombing runs.
The plane appears in Renegade primarily as a decoration and element of scripted scenes.
- A-10 (Generals) Same warplane as this one, only it does not use napalm, but highly damaging missiles and machine guns.