The Skorcha is literally a flame-thrower, a device designed to hurl burning fuel, with a volatile mixture of gases and liquids compressed into a cylinder. When a valve is opened, the mixture is forced through the Skorcha's nozzle and sprayed over a target area, reducing it to burning shambles in seconds. It is basically the Ork equivalent of a Heavy Flamer, usually mounted on vehicles such as Killa Kans, Grot Tanks or Wartrakk Skorchas, or as a secondary weapon on bigger Ork war machines. Skorchas are dangerous, unreliable and spectacular weapons and so are very popular among Ork.
- 1: Codex: Orks (3rd Edition) pg.36
- 2: Codex: Orks (4th Edition) pg.89
- 3: Gorkamorka:Da Roolz, p. 56-57
- 4: web archive (saved archived page, dated April 2010, last accessed 17 September 2015)