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Fighta-Bommer interior[6]

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]


Fighta-Bommers are larger and sturdier Ork aircraft when compared to the likes of Fightas or Dakkajets. They are built to satisfy the Orkish trait of might makes right, and are thus heavily armored and armed. The Flyboyz of these craft tend to be larger and more dominant members of Ork society, often having started out as humble Dakkajet pilots. Where in other Ork Clans these would have gone on to become Nobz, here they pilot the more privileged machines of a warband's aircraft inventory. These veteran pilots lead underlings into battle and form retinues of their own, and in time may become Fly Bosses themselves.[5]

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].

Technical Information

Technical Information[9]
Length 11.8m
Height 3.75m
Wingspan 13.3m
Estimated Weight 11 tonnes empty
Armour 20-50mm
Max Recorded Speed 2100 kph
Crew 1 pilot
Armament 2 x Twin-Linked Big Shootas, 2 Rockets or Bombs
Main Ammunition 400 rounds
Payload 800 kilos


Famous Fighta-Bommers

See also


Ork Vehicles
Light Vehicles WarbikeDeffkilla WartrikeWarbuggyWartrakkWartrakk SkorchaBoomdakka SnazzwagonShokkjump DragstaKustom Boosta-blastaMegatrakk ScrapjetRukkatrukk SquigbuggyTrukkBig TrakkCuttaBig LuggaTrakbike
Tanks & Wagons Grot TankGrot Mega TankLooted WagonMekboy JunkaBattlewagonGunwagonBonebreakaBraincrushaBonecrunchaGutrippaSpleenrippaGobsmashaLungburstaBowelburnaSpeedstaHunta RigKill Rig
Walkers Killa KanDeff DreadMega DreadMeka DreadGorkanautMorkanaut
Super-Heavy Vehicles Kill BlastaKill BurstaKill KrushaBattlefortressGunfortress
Super-Heavy Walkers StompaSupa-StompaGargantSteam GargantMekboy GargantGreat GargantMega Gargant
Artillery KannonLobbaZzap GunKustom Mega-KannonSmasha GunBubblechukkaTraktor KannonKillkannonSupa-KannonBig LobbaSoopa GunSupa-Zzap-GunSquig KatapultPulsa RokkitGrot Bomb Launcha
Aircraft DeffkoptaWarkoptaFightaDakkajetBurna-BommerBlitza-Bommer
Fighta-BommerWazbom BlastajetHeavy BommerMega BommerGrot BommerMinelayerLandaGrot BommDrilla-KillaOther
Beasts of War SquigSquiggothGargantuan SquiggothOrkeosaurusWarboar
Aquatic Nautical KroozerOrk Submersible