Like the “Male” version, “Females” were a classification of Armored fighting vehicle that was equipped with Machine Guns (as opposed to cannon or combinations thereof). “Females” were used primarily in anti-personnel roles (often accompanying infantry). They served as “mobile” platforms in this regard. Much lighter than “Males” (15 to 20 tons), they crewed 6 soldiers. Machine Guns were mounted (much as were the cannons), on iron box-like extensions – located on both sides of the vehicle (usually on the tread plate). Like the Male version they featured less than an inch of iron plating (making them more prone to damage by artillery fire).