Readers of the older generation, of course, well remember during the last war. Autumn impassability of roads, forty-one, broken tracks and wheels, smeshannye thousands of feet, frontage roads pitted with craters-graders. And the impotence of the machinery such enduring and seemingly unpretentious trucks and trentodoc, mounted, “on diver” every two hundred metres. In those years in off-road conditions clearly emerged (and later confirmed repeatedly) that designers of transport equipment, not forgetting about the usual machines adapted for movement on the road, you need to pay more attention to the all-terrain vehicles. The country needed a wheeled all-terrain vehicles, combining the speed of “normal” and indifference to road conditions tracked vehicles.
And among the machines, successfully combining these requirements, the number of post-war truck off-road vehicle ZIL-157.
This phenomenal cross for his time machine with a characteristic appearance, as if preserving the memory of the war years, is still common on our roads. About*lady powerful and reliable engine, three driving axles and Yes even a special winch for self-recovery, she was able to lead the caravan, on his way to distant places in the far North or winter in the Altai. She is not afraid of any Ukrainian black earth, nor slurp the viscous clay of the middle band nor loose Sands of Central Asian deserts. In short, the ZIL-157 and its many modifications, became an important milestone of the domestic automotive industry and therefore has earned the right to a detailed story about yourself.