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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)

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-375 series that became the standard Soviet army trucks alongside the 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.


See also


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