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OM45403 - MAN 24.350/Volgren CR221LD
Citybus
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The model - the second release of this attractive model is decorated to celebrate the Year of the Snake. The model was released in Hong Kong on 28th May 2001, and in the UK during August 2001.

The bus - Citybus ordered one 12-metre air-conditioned double-decker from MAN in 1997. In December of that year, the bus entered service as fleet number 2500 and with a registration of HN 1013. The model of the bus is 24.350 NL-DD, and is fitted with an Australian Volgren CR221LD body. It was the first time that that Volgren had designed and built a double-deck body. The frontal design is similar to the Alexander 'R' one, as requested by Citybus. The bus is powered by an 11,967cc, 350hp MAN D2866LOH engine with ZF 5HP600 transmission. The air-conditioning was supplied by Nippondenso. 

Although Citybus placed an order for a further batch of MAN 24.310s, with Berkhof and Volgren bodies, this order was subsequently cancelled owing to Hong Kong's Transport Department imposition of a fleet quota on all franchised bus operators in Hong Kong. These buses were eventually purchased by KMB and became their AMN class - AMN7 being the subject of Corgi model OM45201.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  MAN 24.350
 Prototype bodywork  Volgren CR221LD
 Prototype length  11.875 metre
 Fleet number  2500
 Registration number  HN 1013
 Route number  681
 Destination  Ma On Shan
 Commissioned by  Citybus
 Quantity (total)  2,800
 
Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
1,800
1,000
 Date released
28th May 2001
August 2001 

 
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