ZiL-131 was the main all-road Soviet Army truck of 70’s – 80’s. It’s serial production was launched in 1967. This truck featured high reliability and all-road abilities.
The basic model was used mainly as personnel transport or 5-t cargo truck.
Those trucks were supplied to Warsaw Pact countries and also to many countries of Asia and Africa.
There were many ZiL-131 modifications for Soviet Army and civilian use. There had been produced about 1000000 trucks since 1967 till 1990 in ZiL plant. Improved model ZiL-131N was being produced since 1986 and later production moved to Ural Automotive Plant. Small parties of chassis for different special purpose vehicles are being produced to the present time.