|WEAPON AND ARMOUR CLASSES|
|VERY LIGHT*||Infantry: all without anti-tank weapons against light or better armour.
French: Hotchkiss 25mm Italian: CV33
|All soft skin vehicles. All troops road marching|
|LIGHT||Infantry: all weapons up to and including MMG and 60mm mortars. Artillery: up to 81mm,18pdr.
| Most light tanks and armoured cars. German: PzI, PzII. British: MkVI, Cruisers to A13.
Russian: T26, T28, T35, T60, T70.
American: Stuart M3+5
Infantry in cover and shell scrapes.
|MEDIUM||Infantry: HMGs, 8.1cm and 3″ mortars. Artillery: 9-11cm,25pdr
Anti-tank: 4.7-7.7cm, 6pdr. Strafing Fighter Aircraft using MGs or cannon.
|German: PzIII, PzIV, Pz38(t) British: Valentine, Crusader
American: M3 Grant, M4 Sherman
Infantry dug in or in towns
|HEAVY||Infantry: 12cm Mortars, Demolition charges. Artillery: 12-16cm, 4.5″.
Dive bombers. Fighter Bombers using bombs/rockets. Most 2 Engined Bombers. Flame throwers.
|German: PzV, Tiger. British: Matilda I, II, Churchill.
Infantry in fortified positions.
|VERY HEAVY*||Artillery: 20cm and over. Tallboys, Grand Slam.||Casemated reinforced concrete structures such as The Maginot and Siegfried Lines.|
Table 6. (Tables 7-11 are no longer in use)
*The categories in Table 6 in are relative to each other, so that to get a LIGHT versus VERY LIGHT engagement, shift on the WINNING THE FIREFIGHT Table 12. to MEDIUM versus LIGHT.
This table is set for 1939-1942. A weapon or armour classification may change with time. It would be valid to class a Panzer III, for example, as a medium tank in 1940 and a light tank in 1945.
These classifications are not absolute; they are meant as a guide. If you are fighting a battle in which it was recorded that, for example, German 3.7cm guns made no impact on Matilda IIs, then class the Matilda as very heavy. The WINNING THE FIREFIGHT Table 12. cannot cope with this shift, so light guns cannot harm the target but medium or heavy can. Just because Matilda Is and Tigers are in the same category does not mean that a Matilda I can take on a Tiger on equal terms! So for example, early on in the war, 2pdrs (47mm) and 3.7cm guns might be classed as M against machine gun armed tanks, but as L against a very heavy Tiger in 1942.