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 AS1006 - Guy Arab Mk V/Metal Sections
China Motor Bus
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The model - this and sister model AS1007 were released exactly three years after the last release of an AsianBus packaged model.
Although the model represents a low-height version of the S class, which has previously been modelled by AsianBus, it is assumed that the casting used is that of the S class. 

The bus - LS31 was one of a batch of 56 low height Guy Arab Mk Vs known as the 'LS' class. This batch was introduced between 1973-76. They formerly carried single deck bodies. LS31 actually entered service with it's new body on 7th February 1975. These buses, which were 5 inches lower than the 'S' class, were used on route 15 to The Peak, where their low-height meant they were able to traverse under Mount Kellet Road bridge. The blue radiator grille easily identified the vehicle's low height. 

The above information is just a brief extract from Mike Davis's excellent book "Hong Kong Buses - China Motor Bus - 65 years".

 
 Manufacturer of model  AsianBus
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Guy Arab Mk V
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  8 metre
 Fleet number  LS31
 Registration number  AH4088
 Route number  15
 Destination  The Peak
 Quantity (total)  504
 
Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
?
?
 Date released
 15th September 2006
not yet released

 
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