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 Complete bus
Bus chassis
Body style Single-decker 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)
Length 12.0m
Width 2.5m

The Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Bus (kana:三菱ふそう・エアロバス) is a series of heavy-duty intercity coaches produced by the Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Fuso since 1982. The range was primarily unavailable with left-hand drive. 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 on the Aero King double-decker, 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]

These models are equipped Urea selective catalytic reduction system. (AdBlue needed)

  • BKG-MS96JP (2007)
    • 6M70 Engine equipped
  • LKG-MS96VP (2010)
    • 6R10 Engine equipped (Developed by MFTBC and Daimler), Wheelbases extended 95mm
  • QRG-/QTG-MS96VP (2012)
    • 6R10 Engine equipped
    • Brake override system and side view cameras equipped

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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