The Panhard Type 178 was to be an armored car that was to be used in French North Africa. Initially the Panhard Type 178 was to carry a 37 mm gun in the turret.
Command version had gun removed and added larger radios.
Armament for the Panhard Type 178 varied between two 7.5 mm machine guns to a single 25 mm gun.
The 25 mm gun fired a 0.7 lb AP shell at a muzzle velocity of 2,953'/sec.
The Panhard Type 178 had 4 wheel drive with dual steering that allowed for driving in the reverse direction.