The Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen was based on the Pz Kpfw I, and design first began in 1934. It had a fixed superstructure, which allowed the installation of a more powerful generator needed to run the radio installed.
Quite early, a machine gun was added to the Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen, to allow it to defend itself. The commander's cupola was also updated, so that the commander could get a view of the area without exposing himself to small arms fire.
Production began in 1936, with a total of 184 being made before production ended in 1937. Despite its weak armor, the Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen continued to serve well into the war, before being slowly phased out.
|Firing height||1.48 m|
|Engine||Maybach NL 38 Tr 6 cylinder water cooled 3.8 l gasoline|
|Horse powers||100 @ 3,000 rpm|
|Main gun||7,92 mm MG 34|
|Ammunition storage||900 * 7,92 mm S.m.K. and S.m.K.L'Spur|
|Maximum speed||40 km/h|
|Road speed||25 km/h|
|Cross country speed||12-15 km/h|
|Range (on road)||170 km|
|Range (cross country)||115 km|
|Fuel capacity||146 l|
|Fuel usage (on road)||0.86 l/km|
|Fuel usage (cross-country)||1.27 l/km|
|Step climbing||0.37 m|
|Trench crossing||1.4 m|
|Ground pressure||0.52 kg/cm2|