ZIL-130 is one of the most iconic cars in Poland of the communist era. After an unsuccessful model 164, builders of the Moscow Department of Lichaczow developed in the 2nd half of the 50s his successor. After several years of testing, the production of a new truck was launched in 1962.
Although the ZIL-130 is not equipped with modern solutions, it was so successful model (and as it turned out after many years of service – very durable), that his production continued uninterrupted until 1994, and completed it after the release of nearly 3.4 million copies of alone.
It is also worth mentioning that it was a vehicle with almost legendary fuel consumption, fuel consumption of approx. 30 liters per 100 km on the road was the norm. A novelty in the automotive market was his paintjob, showy blue cab with a white front in the 60s undoubtedly pointed out in the streets, standing out among the most time on the roads of the Soviet Union and his ppuppets from ordinary green, black and gray civilian trucks.
ZIL-130 lived to see many versions and variations of production, but the most popular were: trailer, tipper, tanker, tractor and firefighting truck. In contrast to the very similar Zil-131, „hundred-thirty” in the army was used to a limited extent, mainly as airports service trucks (eg. airport spotlight carrier APM-90M), medical, and communications.
Number of seats in the cabin: 3
Length / width / height: 6.68 / 2.5 / 2.35 m
Weight: 4.3 t
Load capacity: 6 t
Drive: petrol engine, four-stroke, OHV Zil, V8, liquid-cooled with a capacity of 5.96 liters and 170 hp
Average fuel consumption: the road 28-30 l / 100 km, the area of 40-50 l / 100 km
Maximum speed: 95-100 km / h