|The model -
Small quantities of this model were initially released
in September 2016 however owing to an incorrect registration
number (BT4313) and interior seating colour (green), the bulk of the
models were not released until November 2016, when both of these
issues had been corrected.
- KMB's third and final order for Daimler (Leyland) Fleetlines (150 buses)
differed from the previous two orders, in that British Aluminium Company
(BACo) bodywork was specified. The BACo bodywork was certainly very different
from any other body type, being of a very angular design. This angular
design was even applied to the wheelarches! A predominantly red livery
was applied from new which tended to improve the appearance of the design.
One feature akin to the latest low floor buses was the use of a straight
D996 entered service in 26th April 1978.
The above information
has been extracted from the excellent reference book 'Hong
Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus',
by Mike Davis and
published by DTS Publishing.