AEC Regent 2RT Bus
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||9.6 litre diesel|
The AEC Regent 2RT was a British Bus for London Transport first built in the late 1930s.
Introduced in 1938 to a design evolved jointly by London Transport and AEC, the RT type Regent chassis differed in many ways from that of the standard Regent,as the pre-war RT bus is easily distinguished by its swept down style windscreen.Many of thse London buses had the pre-fix of "FXT"registration.
Although still classified by AEC as the 0661 model, it had a new low profile radiator and bonnet and was powered by an AEC A185 type 9.6 litre oil engine. Transmission was by a fluid flywheel and 4-speed pre-selector gearbox whilst the brakes were air pressure operated.
With a wheelbase of 16ft 4in the bus was designed to carry bodywork of 26ft length and 7ft 6in width.
Following the prototype built in 1938, a further 151 chassis were constructed during 1939/40, all but one of which entered service with
London Transport up to the time of the 2nd world war.
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