The Henschel Type 33 was used by engineer units quite frequent. Its sturdiness and pulling force of 3.5 tons (on good roads up to 10 tons!) was valued by the engineers. Normally, these vehicles were Pionierkraftwagen I (engineer motor vehicle I).
The Pionierkraftwagen I is identifiable by the benches in the middle and the storage compartments at the front and the rear of the platform. This Pionierkraftwagen I based on a Henschel Type 33 D 1 had an accident.