Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Bus

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Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Bus
JR Bus Kanto H654-00433 (Up) and Miagi Kotsu (Down)
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Fuso
Production 1982-present
Body and chassis
Class Commercial vehicle
Body style Single-deck coach
Engine 8DC8, 8DC9, 8DC10, 8DC11, 8M20, 6M70
Transmission 6-speed manual
INOMAT 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 6.5 meter (MS7), 6.15 meter(MS8), 6.0 meter(PJ-MS86 and MS9)

The Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Bus (kana:三菱ふそう・エアロバス) is a series of heavy-duty tourist coach produced by the Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Fuso since 1982.

Its principal Japanese competitors are Isuzu Gala, Nissan Diesel Space Arrow and Hino S'elega.

Fuso tourist buses (predecessors of Aero Bus)[edit]

  • MAR820 (1962)
  • B806、B905/906/907 (1967)
  • MS512/513 (1976, 1977)
  • K-MS613/615 (1980)

Aero Bus/Aero Queen[edit]

Aero Bus/Super Aero (MS)[edit]

  • P-MS713/715/725 (1982)
  • U-MS716/726/729 (1984)

Aero Queen W (MU)[edit]

Chassies based Aero King, 8DC9T engine equipped ("T"=turbocharged, maximum output: 380PS).

  • P-MU525TA (1985)
  • U-MU525TA (1990)

Aero Queen M/MV (MS)[edit]

8DC11 Engine equipped.

  • P-MS729S (1988)
  • U-MS729S (1990)

New Aero Bus/New Aero Queen[edit]

  • U-MS821/826/815 (1992)
    • 8M20 Engine equipped, and wheelbase reduced to 6.15 meter.
    • Jake brake equipped (named "Powertard", except low-end model)
  • KC-MS822/829/815 (1995)
    • 8M21 Engine equipped.
    • Front bumper design changed (Aero Bus and Queen-I).
  • KL-MS86/85 (2000)
    • All model equipped wedge air-brake and driver's airbag.
    • HID headlight equipped.
  • PJ-MS86 (2005)
    • Engine changed to 6M70 (turbocharged), and wheelbase reduced to 6.0 meter.
    • Queen-II and -III deleted from line-up.
    • Tail light design changed (minor).

Aero Ace/Aero Queen[edit]

Model lineup[edit]

  • Aero Ace 12m (Hi-decker)
  • Aero Queen 12m (Super hi-decker)

Logistical lineup[edit]

  • Hi-decker
    • Aero Queen I:12m
    • Aero Queen II:12m
    • Aero Queen III:12m
  • Super hi-decker
    • Aero Bus MS EX:12m
    • Aero Bus MS SA:12m
    • Aero Bus MS SX:12m
    • Aero Bus MS SD:12m
    • Aero Bus MS EX:11m
    • Aero Bus MS SX:11m
    • Aero Bus MS SD:11m
    • Aero Bus MM EX:9m
    • Aero Bus MM SD:9m

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