Northern Counties Paladin
A Paladin body with the barrel-shaped front and quarterlights, on Volvo B10B chassis.
|Floor type||Step entrance|
|Doors||1 or 2|
Leyland Atlantean (rebodies)
|Options||Various customer options|
The Northern Counties Paladin, also badged as the Plaxton Paladin towards the end of production, is a step-entrance single-deck bus body built by Northern Counties of Wigan, UK, between 1991 and 1998.
The Paladin was built on several different chassis types:
- Volvo B10M
- Volvo B10B
- Volvo B6
- Dennis Dart
- Dennis Lance
- Dennis Falcon
- Scania L113
- DAF SB220
- Leyland Atlantean (rebodies)
Three different shapes of windscreen were fitted to Paladins. One was of gentle "barrel shaped" curvature, with deep quarterlights. This was used throughout the production run, being fitted to both the earliest vehicles and to the last batches built. An upright "wrap-around" screen was used on the majority of midi-sized Paladin bodies (on Dennis Dart and Volvo B6 chassis), whilst a double-curvature screen was fitted to some Scania and DAF full-sized vehicles.
Some bodies built towards the end of production were given Plaxton body numbers, in which the Paladin was identified by the letter G.
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