The German Heer (Army) had issued requirements for a light four wheeled armored car in the early 1930s.
Daimler-Benz developed a standard 4x2 car chassis that had an armored body added. The superstructures were produced by Deutsche Edelstahl.
Maschinengewehrkraftwagen means machine gun truck.
The Kfz 13 had poor cross country capabilities as it only had two wheel drive and a high center of gravity.
The chassis of the Alter Standard 6 passenger car was used.
The body had an open top and was made from all welded construction.
The engine and a 4 speed gear box were mounted in the front.
The driver was at the front and the commander was behind him.
The machine gun had a limited field of fire to the front. The machine gun had a small shield.