Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt This plane is an Air Force aircraft. The A-10 Thunderbolt is an airplane that also was thought of as ugly by the people. It had a stub nose, and large eingines. But, all of these features were just to make it a very powerful jet. The nose has a place for it to refuel. It's gattling gun can fire tons of bullets and defeat tanks. It had aurmor in the cockpit, and sometimes the cockpit was called an "Iron bathtub." Another place were there was aurmor, was on the engines. The engines were put up high to make it harder for heat-seeking-missles to blow it up. It is used now, to stop terrist attacks- among other things.