Because the Leichttraktor had a bad habit of flinging its tacks off (this was blamed on the rear drive system) on September 18 1931 Wa.Prw.6 deceided to completely redesgin the Kleintraktor with a front drive system insted of a rear dive one; and a suspention like the one of the British Vickers Carden-Loyde gun carrier. It was also to have the engine in the rear and have the same size specifications as the Kleintraktor. This chassis would later become the Pz.I. Although a susperstucture was being designed for this vehicle none was ever built, insted in its place test weights were used. The kleintraktor Fgst.Nr.8000 was first demonstrated on July 29 1932, were it proved to be very manuverable. On Sep 1 1932, Oct 26 1932, Oct 31 1932, and Feb 8 1933 respectively it received four upgrade packages consisting of minor improvements. On Jan 12 1933 final specifications were writen. All in all the test crews like the kleintraktor, and prefered it greatly to the Vickers Carden Loyd.

For more information see Panzr tracts 1-1


Number Built: 1

Hull Armor: 12.4mm

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Weight: 3.5 tons

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Engine: Krupp M 301 (60hp, Gasoline, 3.5 liter, Air-Cooled, V4), but the engine proved to only be capable of 52hp, however 60.5hp was achieved by fiddling with the exhaust and gears. Buessing-NAG Model G (capable of 60.5hp) was also proposed.

Top speed: 24.5 mph (39.5 kph)

Primary Weapon: At first it was Proposed to mount a 3,7cm gun in a pivoting carriage, but then it was decided to only be double machine guns and possibly later a 2cm gun in a superstructure.

Secondary Weapon: None



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Speed, Road: 24.5 mph (39.5 kph)

Speed, Cross-Country: 15.5 mph (25 kph)

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