|“||The “Spatha” assault tank features a special high velocity 40mm gun turret that is not as well suited to mass-production as its more refined counterpart, the “Falchion.”||„|
|— In-game description|
The 85K-a “Spatha” is a refined counterpart to the 85K-b "Falchion", featuring refurbished turret armor and a High-Velocity A/35 “Hesper” cannon chambering 40mm shells. It has three slots for a driver, gunner, and commander. The gunner both reloads and fires the cannon, while the commander is able to scan the battlefield from the Commander's Hatch, before closing it to be safe from explosions or small arms fire. The driver is the only one who can see the amount of fuel remaining in the tank.
The High-Velocity cannon provides a rough 20% increase to damage potential and reduces the mitigation penalty incurred by firing on an armored target outside of close ranges. The probability of deflection however is marginally higher.
Its design was inspired by the Russian 'KV' line of tanks.