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 AK3506 - Albion Victor VT23L/Metal Sections
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - the sixth release of a Kowloon Motor Bus liveried Albion Victor VT23L from AK Classic was released on the final day of 2019.
 

The bus
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KMB was the only customer for the Albion Victor VT23L and 100 examples were received during 1963/64. The 41-seat bodywork was delivered as ckd kits from Metal Sections. They featured two doorways, both of which were immediately behind each nearside wheelarch, and the tubular sliding gates were operated by the conductor.

AD7087 was first registered om 30th June 1964. Folding doors replaced the sliding gates later in life, and several vehicles had their rear entrance/exit panelled over, to avoid possible fare-dodging with the introduction of one man operation. It was withdrawn in June 1982.
 
 Manufacturer of model  AK Classic
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Albion Victor VT17AL
 Prototype bodywork  Kowloon Motor Bus
 Prototype length  9.1 metres
 Fleet number  L173
 Registration number  AD7087
 Route number  20
 Destination  Sha Tau Kok
 Quantity  120
 Date released  31st December 2019

 
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