AMO - Automobile Moscow Enterprise

ZIS - Stalin's Plant

ZIL - Lihachev's Plant

Located near Moscow, Russia

Click here or scroll down to see a list of AMO, ZIS & ZIL trucks.

Click here or scroll down to see a list of ZIS & ZIL buses.

Click here or scroll down to see a list of ZIS & ZIL cars.

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Before AMO (Avtomobilnoe Moskovskoe Obshchestvo [Moscow Automobile Enterprise]) was rebuilt in 1931 it produced AMO-F-15 -- the first Soviet truck. After the reconstruction, production of AMO-2 began, it looked similar to ZIS-5. Soon, however, by 1932, after improvements to AMO-2; AMO-3 and AMO-4 were put on the assembly line. In 1933-1934 AMO was rebuilt again and became known as ZIS (Zavod Imeni Stalina [Stalin's Plant]). Thus, AMO no longer existed, but ZIS began prodcution of its first truck -- ZIS-5. In 1941 the production line at ZIS was stopped and moved to Ulianovsk [UAZ] and to Miass [UralZIS/UralAZ]. UAZ-ZIS produced ZIS-5 from 1942-1944. By 1942 the main ZIS located in Moscow restarted production of ZIS-5 and continued until 1947. The new UralZIS plant in Miass started the production line of ZIS-5 in summer of 1944 and put their own logos on the radiators, continuing production until 1955. Also important to notice is that from 1942 all ZIS-5 were outfitted with flat fenders and wooden doors and seats. During the war years, just like GAZ-AA, ZIS-5 had its bumper and right headlight removed. Then, in 1947-1948 along with the new ZIS-150 truck, a modified ZIS-5, indexed as ZIS-50, was made with the new ZIS-150 engine. In 1955 UralZIS modified ZIS-5, giving it a new engine and more aerodynamical fenders, giving it a name UralZIS-355. In 1956, however, shortly after Stalin's death some criticism for not following in Lenin's footsteps prompted to factory to be renamed ZIL - Zavod imeni Lihacheva, i.e. Lihachev's Plant.


AMO, ZIS & ZIL Trucks

Model Years of Production
AMO-White 1922?
AMO-F-15 1924-1931
AMO-2 1931-1932
AMO-3 1932-1934
ZIS-5, ZIS-21, ZIS-11, ZIS-6, ZIS-42,

ZIS-12, ZIS-10, ZIS-13, ZIS-14, ZIS-30,

ZIS-32, ZIS-S1, ZIS-50, ZIS-15, ZIS-22, ZIS-33

ZIS-150, ZIS-156, ZIS-120N 1947-1957
ZIS-151, ZIS-BAV-485 1948-1958
ZIS-253 experimental
ZIL-164, ZIL-MMZ-585, ZIL-166 1957-1965
ZIL-157 1958-1970s
ZIL-130, ZIL-MMZ-555 1964-1992
ZIL-131 1967-1991
ZIL-135 1968
ZIL-167 "Sinaya Ptica" 1960's-1990's
ZIL-133, ZIL-4331, ZIL-4333, ZIL-4334,

ZIL-4421, ZIL-4423, ZIL-5343, ZIL-5417

ZIL-5301 "Bychok" 1994-present

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ZIS & ZIL Buses

Model Years of Production
AMO-4 1933-1934
ZIS-8, ZIS-16, ZIS-LUX 1934-1941
ZIS-154, ZIS-150 "Aremkuz" 1947-1950
ZIS-155 1949-1957
ZIL-127 1956-1960
ZIL-158 1957-1961
ZIL-118 "Junost" 1963-1964
ZIL-3250 "Bychok" 1998-present

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ZIS & ZIL Cars

Model Years of Production
ZIS-101, ZIS-102 1936-1941
ZIS-110 1946-1958
ZIL-111 1959-1967
ZIL-412S 1962
ZIL-114, ZIL-117 1967-1985
ZIL-4102 experimental (1970's)
ZIL-41041, ZIL-41047 1985-present

-trucks/ -buses/ -cars

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Special thanks to Evgeny Smirnov for his time and effort in helping me create this website and Andrei Bogomolov for letting me use his resources.

Click here for picture credits. Every photo/drawing on every page is labeled with a number accordingly

If there are any questions, problems or most importantly PICTORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, please E-mail them to me. I am thankful to anyone who provides me with comments and especially to those who can send me TRUCK PHOTOS.


Page created on Thursday, February 04, 1999. Page last updated on Sunday, February 10, 2002 01:59:38 AM EST.