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Fighta-Bommers getting ready for action[1b]
Fighta-Bommer interior[7]

The most common aircraft used by the Orks, Fighta-Bommerz represent all the facets of Ork Kultur: Speed, Gunz, and Noise. Fighta-Bommerz are created by the few Meks who are interested in aircraft. As with all Ork vehicles, Fighta-Bommerz are kit-bashed affairs that usually defy the laws of aerodynamics, and fly despite their ungainly, brutish construction.[Needs Citation]

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Design and Construction

The Mek will normally start out trying to build a specific type of aircraft but will soon become indecisive and hammer on as many guns, engines and wotsits as possible. The standard Fighta-Bommer is armed with three Big Shootas, and carries ordinance such as the supa-rokkit, and the inventive Grot Bombs. While a relatively good dog-fighter, Fighta-Bommerz rely on their heavy armament and reinforced armor plating to make up for a lack of speed and maneuverability when compared to other aircraft[3]. The uses for the Ork Fighta-Bommer are rather limited. While generally more durable, the craft is easily outclassed by similar craft flown by the Imperial Navy, the Tau Air Caste, or the Eldar fleets.[Needs Citation] The Evil Suns clan has some appreciation for the craft due to its blistering speed[1a]. The most famous Fighta-Bommer is the dreaded "Vulcha", one of the oldest and longest serving of its kind. This is the personal courier of the infamous Boss Zagstruk, leader of the elite "Vulcha Squad"[1c]. These Stormboyz used their aging Fighta-Bommerz to make deep strikes onto enemy positions by recklessly jumping from the Vulcha's bomb bays and firing their Jump Packs at the last minute. The tactical advantages of this maneuver (barring any Rokkit-related mishaps) may seem fairly obvious, but they haven't been adopted by other Stormboy units, most likely because of the difficulty of retaining Meks with the skill needed to build a functioning Fighta-Bommer[1b].

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