|Notable for||massively produced gasoline truck|
|Type||ZIL-131 V8 6l|
|Maximum Torque||402 Nm|
|ZIL 131, ZIL 131V|
|Curb Weight||11,7 T|
|Can be transported in a container?|
|Requires an Export Licence?|
|Fuel Capacity||2x170 L|
|Fuel Consumption||40 L/100 km|
|Speed on Road||80 km/h|
Blue-ribbon Russian camper trucks ZIL-131 for sale.
Czech classic car road-registration available.
length 4000 mm
width 2250 mm
height (in the axis) 1800 mm
height (along the sidewall) 1500 mm
Payload 2950 kg
The development of the vehicle goes back to the mid-1950s. During the development of the ZIL-157 from the predecessor ZIS-151, work began on designing a new three-axle military truck with all-wheel drive. The project was initially named ZIS-131, and in 1956 a first prototype was presented that was very similar to the first prototypes of the ZIL-130.
Three years later, in 1959, the tests on the prototypes were successfully completed and the vehicle was renamed ZIL-131 due to de-Stalinization. A production start was planned for 1961 or 1962, however it could not be met. Series production of the ZIL-130 began in 1964, and production of the more complex ZIL-131 could not begin until 1967. From this point on, some components of the vehicle such as axles and winches were manufactured in a branch plant of ZIL, the Brjanski Awtomobilny Sawod.
In 1974 the vehicle was awarded the state seal of approval of the USSR. In 1986 the manufacturer revised the trucks, the new version was designated ZIL-131N. A year later, the production of the vehicles also began in Uralski Awtomotorny Sawod (UAmZ).
The production of the ZIL-131 in Zawod imeni Lichachowa ended in 1990. Until then, a total of 998,429 trucks of this type had been built, 48,000 in 1989 alone. At UAmZ, production continued unchanged until 2002. This year the plant changed its name to AMUR, the truck became the AMUR-531340. When the plant went bankrupt in 2010 and 2011, the truck was still on offer and was therefore built in series for 43 years. The ZIL plant in Moscow has been producing the ZIL-4334, a successor to the ZIL-131, since 1994.
Many armies of the Warsaw Pact used the ZIL-131, among other things as a base vehicle for the multiple rocket launcher BM-51 "Prima" (a variant of the BM-21). The GDR also imported it, both for civil purposes and for the NVA. The version as a tractor unit was also used there.
For the basic model ZIL-131.