Model Number: EXM-A9s.1/J
Designation: Maxion Forces Mass Production 4th Generation EXAMAC for Heavy Attack
When the going gets tough, the tough gets upgraded.A better-equipped, heavy-attack use variant of the EXM-A9s.1 Spinatio (Sengoku Type: Sword), the Type: Spear is deployed by the Maxion to utterly obliterate enemy positions with extreme prejudice, making use of its plethora of armaments to tackle any combat situation.
While the Type: Spear is indeed equipped with a Type-81 Anti-EXAMAC 3-Point Spear, the Spear moniker in its designation is actually referring to the Type: Spear's role on the battlefield - the spear of a Maxion heavy attack wave. As the three-sided war raged on, the Earth Alliance and Bailon Army alike slowly began to exploit chinks in the Maxion's seemingly indomitable armour, finding weak points in the Spinatio EXAMACs, particularly the frontline Type: Swords. While formidable combatants, Type: Swords relied on their mobility and support fire from Type: Bow units to stay alive on the battlefield, their onboard armour unable to withstand prolonged enemy beam and/or projectile fire. The Sengoku armour is also particularly vulnerable to sustained high-power beam weaponry, with the Alto Sniper Configuration's beam sniper rifle being able to gouge gaping holes into the Spinatio's chest armour and force it into beating a hasty retreat. This has an important cascade effect: the Type: Bows were now open to a full-frontal assault as their Type: Sword protective forces are now absent.