ZIL-157

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ZIL-157
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Overview
Manufacturer ZiL
Also called Jiefang CA-30 (China)
Production 1958-1994 Soviet Union USSR
Assembly Moscow, USSR
Body and chassis
Class Truck
Powertrain
Engine 5.6L ZIL-157 I6
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 4,225 mm (166.3 in)
Length 6,922 mm (272.5 in)
Width 2,315 mm (91.1 in)
Height 2,360 mm (92.9 in)
Curb weight 5,800 kg (12,787 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor ZiS-151
Successor
ZIL-157 on Naissaar island, Estonia

The ZIL-157 is a general purpose 2.5 ton 6x6 truck, produced in post-WW2 Soviet Russia. The ZIL-157 was the standard Soviet truck until it was replaced by the ZIL-131 and Ural-375D series that became the standard Soviet army trucks alongside with GAZ-66. The People's Liberation Army also produced the CA-30, a copy of the ZIL-157.

Variants[edit]

  • ZIL-157B: Tractor-trailer version. Produced 1958-1982.
  • ZIL-165: Prototype for ZIL-131. Produced in 1958.

See also[edit]

ZiL-157 truck in Russia.jpg

References[edit]

  • Ware, Pat (2010). The World Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles. Lorenz Books. p. 68, 74, 181. ISBN 0-7548-2052-1. 

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