This armoured command vehicle was based on the Panzerkampfwagen 1A. In the early stages of the Panzerwaffe, the German High Command believed that the Divisional commanders should not necessarily take part in combat. Their task lay in battlefield coordination, and therefore, early command vehicles had no armament at all. The command vehicle had a crew of three, the tank commander (who was also the Divisional commander), driver and radio operator. Later it was deemed necessary to add a 7.92 mm MG-13 in a ball mount in the hull superstructure. The klPzBefWg 1A was fitted with a FuG 6 transmitter with a range of 13-16 km, and a FuG 2 receiver.