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43210 - Volvo Olympian/Alexander
China Motor Bus
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The model - commissioned by the Hong Kong Transport Society, this was the third Olympian model to carry Reunification graphics.It correctly represents an 11-metre Olympian example. It also correctly features the window arrangement of the prototype. 

The bus -  VA21 was one of the buses in CMB's fleet which carried the message 'Celebration of Reunification of Hong Kong with China'. Similar Reunification graphics were carried on buses belonging to the other major bus operators. The design was produced by Mr Hong Bing-Wah, an Executive Committee member of the Association for Celebration of Reunification of Hong Kong with China (ACRHKC), which sponsored the application of the design. Model numbers 43204 (Citybus) and 43207 (KMB) carry similar graphics.

VA21 entered service in December 1994.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander R type
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  VA21
 Registration number  GF 8579
 Route number  970
 Destination  So Uk
 Commissioned by  Hong Kong Transport Society
 Quantity (total)  6,000
 
      Hong Kong 
UK
 Quantities (if known)
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 Date released
Nov 1997
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Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
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Photograph of a Kwok Ping Wah
   

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