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MB101(e) - Dennis Dragon/Duple Metsec 
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The Mystery of Herpa - Volume 3

 
The model The third Volume of 'The Mystery of Herpa' features includes a Model Bus Evolution China Paint liveried Duple Metsec bodied Dragon. The plane featured is a British Airways Boeing 747-400 with a 'Japan' tail and is registered G-CIVM.

The bus - Citybus have 80 12-metre air-conditioned Dennis Dragons, the first batch of 30 being delivered in early 1995. These buses were unusual in as much as, whilst their Duple Metsec bodies were supplied in kit form, as are a large number of Hong Kong buses, they were actually assembled in Portugal! They also feature an Alexander-style fronts, making them easily identifiable as Citybus vehicles.

Fleet number 833 is one of the second batch of 30, introduced in late 1995/early 1996. This batch were the first to have the reduced 2 + 2 seating arrangement (previously all were 3 + 2), giving increased passenger comfort, another innovation from Citybus. This model carries China Paint "Flower" brand livery, as applied to the original vehicle.

  
 Manufacturer of model  Model Bus Evolution
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Dragon
 Prototype bodywork  Duple Metsec
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  833
 Registration number  GM 6324
 Route number  170
 Destination  Wah Fu
 Commissioned by  China Paint
 Quantity  150
 Date released - Hong Kong 8th April 2004
   
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This page last updated Sunday, 22nd May 2005
 
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