The year is 2055, more than thirty years after the events of Zero Hour, Earth suffers a catastrophic collision with meteorites. The world is thrown into turmoil as large swathes of land are annihilated. Four factions, the ADF (Asian Democratic Federation), WEA (West European Alliance), WLF (World Liberation Front), and AC (American Confederacy) are at war for control of the remaining already harder to find resources as well as the preservation of their nations and geopolitical interests. Welcome to Deep Impact.
The venerable A-10 Warthog served American forces well into the third Persian Gulf war, but with the forming of the greater American Confederacy and the threat of war imminent, an update to the ancient Close Air Support platform was needed. This came in the form of the A60mk3 "Thunderbolt 3", or "God's Fist" as troops have come to call it. Designed to be attached to a unit at the company level, this new CAS plane can be deployed by a wise general to turn the tide of a battle. Its heavy autocannons fire the same 25mm shells as its older brother, but these new guns, engineered for high power by Armistice Corporation specifically for the AC, produce a rate of fire that almost triples that of the old design- an extremely impressive feat considering the high speed of the original weapons. Add to this its payload of missiles and bombs, and the hardy Thunderbolt is a force to be reckoned with once more.