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.
|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|
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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