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MBG02a - Guy Victory J/BUSAF
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - details of this model were received on 22nd February 2011. This version differs from the three previously released as it features small windows on the front entrance doors. 

The bus - Unhappy with the general performance of its new rear-engined buses, KMB purchased four experimental front-engined buses from South Africa. These buses featured a Guy Victory-J single-deck chassis, suitably modified and fitted with a Bus Bodies (SA) Ltd (BUSAF) double-deck body. Similar buses were operating in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The four buses entered service in early 1976, being allocated fleet numbers G1-G4. They operated initially on cross harbour tunnel route 112. In 1982 they were withdrawn from normal service and became part of the driver training fleet.

Their success resulted in both Dennis and Leyland producing large numbers of the Jublilant and Victory Mk2 for both KMB and CMB.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Venus Collectibles
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Guy Victory J
 Prototype bodywork  BUSAF
 Prototype length  9.7 metres
 Fleet number  G4
 Registration number  BJ9269
 Route number  40M
 Destination  Tsuen Wan Ferry
 Quantity  150
 Date released - Hong Kong  26th February 2011

 
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