Amercom ACBG70 Zil 131 General Purpose Truck - United Nations, 2001 (1:72 Scale)
"By powerful artillery fire, air strikes, and a wave of attacking tanks, we're supposed to swiftly crush the enemy."
- Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov
The ZIL-131 is a general purpose 3.5 tons 6x6 army truck designed in the Soviet Union, the basic model being a general cargo truck. Variants include a tractor-trailer truck, a dump truck, a fuel truck, and a 6x6 for towing a 4-wheeled powered trailer. The ZIL-131 also serves as a platform for the 9P138 rocket launcher, a 30-tube variant of the BM-21 "Grad".
The ZIL-131 is part of a family of two trucks sharing identical components by ZIL, which also included the ZIL-130. Both trucks were introduced in 1967. The ZIL-131 6x6 has the same equipment as the GAZ-66 and Ural-375D. Unlike the ZIL-131, the ZIL-130 is intended for civilian use.
The ZIL-130/131 is still in production at the "AMUR" truck plant (as the AMUR 531340), with both gasoline and diesel engines.
Pictured here is a 1:72 scale Russian-built Zil 131 General Purpose Truck used by the United Nations in 2001.
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Length: 3.5 inches
Width: 1.5 inches
Release Date: April 2014