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ZiL 157 w/Czech RM-51 rocket launcher
Type 2 12-ton (2,268kg) 6x6 truck
Place of origin USSR
Production history
Manufacturer ZiL
Produced 1958-1966
1966-1994 (mod. ЗиЛ 157КД)
Specifications (Cargo[1])
Weight 5,540 kg (12,214 lb) (empty)
Length 6.93 m (22 ft 9 in)
Width 2.32 m (7 ft 7 in)
Height 2.74 m (9 ft 0 in)

Engine ZiL-157
104 hp (78 kW)
Transmission 5 speed X 2 range transfer case
Suspension Live beam axles on leaf springs
Speed 40 km/h (24.9 mph)
ZIL-157 on Naissaar island, Estonia

The ZIL-157 is a general purpose 2 12-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.


  • ZIL-157B: Tractor-trailer version. Produced 1958-1982.
  • ZIL-157KD (ЗИЛ-157КД)[2]
  • ZIL-165: Prototype for ZIL-131. Produced in 1958.


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ZiL-157 truck in Russia.jpg


  1. ^ Ware, Pat (2010). The World Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles. Lorenz Books. p. 181. ISBN 0-7548-2052-1. 
  2. ^ подполковник-инженер В. Перлин. Автомобиль ЗИЛ-157КД // "Техника и вооружение", № 6. 1982. стр.9
  3. ^ Минобороны расконсервирует древние ЗИЛ-157. Фото // "AUTO-Consulting.UA" от 11 сентября 2015

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