Saturday 8 May 2021

ZiŁ-130 was a Soviet / Russian truck designed and manufactured by the company ZiŁ based in Moscow.

The model was introduced as a replacement for the manufactured ZIL 164. The first prototypes were made in 1958. Mass production started in 1962, mass production started in 1964. It is one of the most popular trucks in the former USSR, and by 1994, around 3,380,000 of the 130 model had been built in various versions. In 1992, the production of this model was also started at the Uralskij Avtamotornyj Zawod (UAMZ) plant (the car was named UAMZ-43140).

The ZiŁ-130 is the first ZiŁ truck painted blue and white. Earlier ZiŁ trucks were painted in dark green (similar to military cars).

Throughout the production period, the ZiŁ-130 underwent two more serious modifications; in 1966 and 1977. After the second modernization, the radiator grille was changed. The biggest disadvantage of ZIL trucks was a very high fuel consumption (even 55 liters / 100 km, and in the case of a tractor unit, sometimes even more), caused by the use of a gasoline engine. On the other hand, it has some advantages over the diesel engine, especially in the climatic conditions of Russia (very cold winters), because gasoline does not freeze anywhere in the world.

Technical data:
- engine: V8
- capacity: 6000 cc
- horsepower: 178 HP
- gearbox: 4+1
- top speed: 80 km/h

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