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AEC Regent V


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AEC Regent V


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AEC Regent V
96 pages
Color and some b&w photos
Hard cover
29 x 22 cm
0,683 kg
English

The AEC Regent V was a front-engined double-deck bus manufactured by the Associated Equipment Company between 1954 and 1969, when, as a result of the introduction of the Bus Grant in 1968 (designed to encourage the purchase of rear-engined buses in order to foster one-man operation), production of front-engined buses ceased. The Regent V was the successor to the Regent III and was fitted with AEC s own design of concealed radiator and was supplied generally with either an AEC or Gardner engine. Produced contemporaneously with the Routemaster, the AEC Regent V found a ready market amongst British municipal operators, with examples seeing service in fleets nationwide, and with BET-group companies. Apart from the domestic market, the chassis was also widely exported; 210, for example, being sold to Kowloon Motor Bus in Hong Kong. Examples of the Regent V survived in service until the 1980s and a significant number survive in preservation.Transport expert Stewart J Brown presents the latest title in his string of successful volumes. The book includes descriptive text alongside hundreds of evocative colour illustrations.