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For a similarly named aircraft, see P-47 Thunderbolt.

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a straight-wing jet aircraft used by the United States Air Force. It is featured in the Call of Duty titles, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Ghosts. It is briefly mentioned in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is briefly mentioned in background radio chatter through the campaign.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized

The A-10 appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3


Campaign

The A-10 appears in the campaign missions "Iron Lady" and "Scorched Earth", in which a SOFLAM is available to call in strafing runs.

Named planes

Multiplayer

The A-10 is a cut pointstreak of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. In game files, it is possible to find several unused quotes from team announcers, indicating that the A-10 Thunderbolt II was planned to appear in multiplayer. In Wii version, the pointstreak is accessible via modding.

"Warthog One-One, acknowledge"
— Announcer of the Private Military Company
(file named "PC_KS_hqr_a10_01_r.wav")


"Solid copy, commencing gun run on your vector"
— Pilot of the A-10 confirming target location
(file named "PC_KS_a10_inbound_01_r.wav")


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Call of Duty: Black Ops II

The A-10 returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops II as a Scorestreak Reward named "Warthog" that executes strafing runs, using its 30mm cannon and rocket pods, around the map multiple times. Upon being called in, the Warthog will perform four strafing runs, attacking enemy players within its line of sight. Although difficult to accomplish, it is possible to shoot it down. It has two flares, needing three rockets or Black Hats to destroy.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts

The A-10 appears in multiplayer as the Air Superiority pointstreak. It also appears in the mission "Homecoming" where it provides strafe runs against the Federation. A-10 drones are controllable and the player will have a short duration of controlling the gun in one of the drones as it swings down to strafe run, firing 30mm rounds. It is also seen during several other levels, such as Severed Ties.

Achievements/Trophies

Trivia

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

  • It has an unused HUD icon.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

  • This is the first time in the entire series that the A-10 is a drone, rather than a piloted vehical.
    • It is also the first time that the A-10's Gautling Gun is able to be used by the player.
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