In August 1939 development of the Daimler was started. It was based on the BSA Scout Car that was in trials at the time.
The Daimler had no chassis as the suspension was attached directly to the hull.
The Daimler had Girling hydraulic disc brakes.
These had problems as the weight of the vehicle overload the transmission. These were fixed, but not until April 1941 did the first production vehicles appear. The five forward gears could be also used in reverse. There was a fluid flywheel torque converter instead of a normal clutch.
There were two locations for driving the Daimler, at the front and rear. The driver was positioned at the front, and the commander could use the rear location to quickly drive the Daimler out of danger.