Just after the World War II ended, the Soviet Central Command felt the need to have a 3-axle truck that could carry heavier loads and overcome the shortcomings that they felt with their GAZ (Gorkovsky Automobile Factory) made trucks at the war front. So an attempt is made to have one of the most rugged trucks (3-axle trucks were earlier under development since the late thirties at but none were successful).
Finally, in 1958 ZIL (Moscow Automotive Society – Likhachov Works) model 157 makes its first appearance based on their earlier made ZIL 150. A new engine with a completely new chassis and transmission is given. Two variants come out in couple of years including one for civilian use - ZIL 157K a heavy-duty cargo truck and ZIL 157KV a tractor truck.
The ZIL 157K went on to be produced until 1978 having a continuous production run for 16 years.
This highly detailed model in resin comes with the tractor unit as well as the semi-trailer and the pipes.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: Resin|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, and doors|
|Brand||Soviet / Russia|
|Model Origin||U.S.S.R - Russia|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||13.5 x 5.5 x 6|