HENSCHEL’S HAULER

Johan Augustsson employs a truck-load of accessories on Revell’s 1/35 Henschel Typ 33 D1

INTERMEDIATE BUILD HENSCHEL TYP 33 D1

Henschel’s 33 or Typ 33 was a German medium three-axle, 6x4 cross-country truck, manufactured from 1928 to 1942, which served in the Reichswehr/ Wehrmacht. It could be powered by gasoline or diesel engines, dependent on the variant, and they were used on almost all fronts during World War Two. These trucks could also be equipped with auxiliary tracks over the rear wheels for driving in heavy terrain. Several versions were built, such as radio, workshop and staff trucks, with many manufactured under licence by Magirus. Henschel’s design would serve throughout the war, despite more capable 3-tonne machines becoming available (notably from Mercedes-Benz and Opel Blitz).

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