Player is in control of strike aircraft. A sub-type of fighter aircraft with heavy emphasis on attacking ground targets, usually with unguided rockets, autocannons or heavy machineguns not as suitable for air targets, and/or bombs/torpedos.
Alternate names: Fighter-bomber, Ground-attack aircraft
The first video game about Strike aircraft was released in 1983.
Helicopters serving the same purpose usually have nothing special since they're usually not used for anything else.