London Bus - RF Type - AEC Regal 1951-1970

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RF Type - AEC Regal

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The RF type was introduced to service with London Transport in 1951. An operating fleet of over 700 with MCW bodies on the AEC Regal chassis, with a number of body variations gave "stirling" service until withdrawal in March 1970. All RFs had front entrances, which enabled them to be converted to one-man operation with thirty-nine seats in 1964. Referred to as the Regal Mark IV by the manufacturers, the model was fitted with an AEC 6-cylinder under-floor engine and fluid flywheel. Construction was semi-integral, with the body mounted on a series of outriggers long the chassis length.

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