Just after the World War II ended, the Soviet Central Command felt the need to have a 3-axle truck that can carry heavier loads and overcome the shortcomings that they felt with their trucks at the war front. So an attempt is made once again to have one of the most rugged trucks (3-axle trucks were under development since the late thirties at GAZ and ZIS, but none were successful).
Finally, in 1958 ZIL (Moscow Automotive Society – Likhachov Works) model 157 makes the first appearance basing it on their earlier made ZIL 150. A new engine, a completely new chassis, and transmission were given. As it was specifically made for the Red Army two versions were made – one with winch and the other without one. After 4 years, in 1962 two new variants made their appearance,
- ZIL 157K a heavy-duty cargo truck
- ZIL 157KV a tractor truck
The ZIL 157 K went on to be produced until 1978, a continuous production run for 16 years.
This is a highly detailed resin model in 1:43 scale.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Brand||Soviet / Russia|
|Model Origin||U.S.S.R (Russia)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||9 x 4.5 x 4.5|