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 AS1007 - Guy Arab Mk V/Metal Sections
China Motor Bus
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The model - this and sister model AS1006 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. One noteable variation on this model is the re-positioning of the front headlights, owing to transport legislation introduced in the late 1980s.

The bus - LS56 was the last 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. LS56 actually entered service with it's new body on 16th September 1976 (30 years less one day before this model was issued!) 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 above information is just a brief extract from Mike Davis's excellent book "Hong Kong Buses - China Motor Bus - 65 years", 
in which a photograph of the actual bus appears.

 
 Manufacturer of model  AsianBus
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Guy Arab Mk V
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  8 metre
 Fleet number  LS56
 Registration number  AD4569
 Route number  9
 Destination  Shek O
 Quantity (total)  504
 
Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
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 Date released
 15th September 2006
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