Russian Zil-131V Tractor Truck 

The Zil-131 is a Russian military 6x6 3.5 - 5 ton truck first introduced in 1967.The Zil-

131 replaced the Zil-157 series trucks which appeared in the late 1950's. It has been

built in several versions including cargo truck, tanker, dump-truck and tractor used with

several different trailers. The Zil-131v was the commonly used tractor unit for the SA-2

Guideline Surface To Air missile transporter trailer. It has since been used as a tractor

for other semi-trailers in Russia and by her allies. It is powered by a 150 bhp V-8 petrol

engine, giving a road speed of 80 km/h and a range of 650 kilometers. The all-metal cab

has seating for the driver and two passengers. Over 1 Million Zil-131 series trucks were

manufactured from 1967 to 1994. These simple robust trucks were designed for the

harshest weather conditions and roughest of roads. Despite its age it is still in service

with the Russian military. They have seen action in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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