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ZIL 157 Russian Army Truck

The Zil-157 is a General purpose military truck produced during the cold war era, between 1958 & 1966.
It was built by the Soviets in the ZiL - "Zavod imeni Likhachova" - factory in the former USSR.

General Specifications
Produced 1958-1966
Length 6.93 m
Width 2.32 m
Height 2.74 m
Weight 5.54 tonnes (empty)
Engine and Mobility
Engine ZiL 157 104 hp (78 kw)
Suspension Live beam axles on leaf springs
Max. speed 40 km/h
Transmission 5 speed x 2 range transfer case


More information about the vehicle

With its 6x6 wheeled drive system, this heavy duty truck was capable of transporting supplies and soldiers across the most demanding terrain.
Designed as a flatbed truck, it could be adapted to carry heavy military payloads, up to 16 soldiers or even surface-to-air missile systems.
The Zil-157 is a truly versatile, tough and efficient military truck, serving as the standard Soviet truck until it was replaced by the ZiL-131 in 1967.

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