The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a must-have unit for players with Command Center level 5 (though it's hard to acquire due to the expensive upgrade price of the Airfield) as it deals massive damage in a very short amount of time. Unlike Reapers and the MQ-11 Avenger, they fly directly to their target and away from the battle after firing.
It must be treated with caution as Flak Guns and SAMs can easily destroy one if within range, so players must use ground units to destroy these turrets beforehand or use heavy aerial vehicles to keep them occupied.
It shoots in a single shotgun-like burst. If the target is covered by Barriers from the unit's direction, there is a chance that the barrier may absorb most of the damage, similar to how sometimes helicopters must destroy barriers before they can attack the buildings behind. Otherwise, the target will be successfully damaged.
It shares its behavior with the Raptor, and several other fighter jets.