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38102 - AEC Regent Mk V/Metal Sections
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - the second AEC Regent from Cars Workshop carries the three yellow bands applied to vehicles from 1972 onwards indicating that the bus carried one conductor, and that passengers should board by the front entrance, having the correct money ready.

The bus - KMB introduced the AEC Regent Mk V bus to its fleet in Hong Kong in the 1960s.  It was the most historic and unprecedented bus type amongst the KMB bus fleet in terms of body length (34 feet) and passenger capacity (117 passengers).  The bus was deployed mainly on the busiest routes in the Kowloon Peninsula, such as 1, 2B, 5, 6B, and 13.

The AEC Regent Mk V bus (also called the Long Dragon) served the public for over 25 years.  It has made a significant contribution to the transportation history of Hong Kong.  And as such, even today, it is still remembered by the public at large.

AD189 entered service in June 1966 and was withdrawn in May 1987.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  AEC Regent MkV Type 2D2RA "C" series
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  10.44 metre
 Fleet number  A189
 Registration number  AD7180
 Route number  11
 Destination  Jordan Road Ferry
 Commissioned by  Kowloon Motor Bus
 Quantity  3,500
 Date released - Hong Kong  8 September 2001

 
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