AEC K-type Bus
|1919 to 1926|
|Body and chassis|
|Layout||Longitudinal front engine,
rear-wheel drive (2x4)
|Engine||4-cylinder 30hp petrol|
AEC K-type 301-305 Bus
Known by London General Omnibus Co as the K type, the AEC 301 model was introduced in 1919.
It was the first forward control style of motor bus to be produced, having a wheelbase of 14ft 21/4in and an overall length of 22ft 9in and width of 7ft 11/2in. Although production did not commence until 1919, the design had been completed as early as 1914, construction being delayed due to World War I. The engine fitted is a 4-cylinder 30hp petrol unit and transmission is via a and 4-speed chain gearbox. Fitted with solid tyres, the chassis was originally designed to carry open top double deck bodywork. However, in 1925 a single deck version appeared, fitted with pneumatic tyres. Most of the 1,156 K type chassis built were operated by London General Omnibus Co, although about 30 were
delivered new to other operators. Production of the 301-305 range of models ended in 1926.