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AEC RT in The Persuaders!, TV Series, 1971-1972 IMDB Ep. 12

Class: Bus, Double-deck — Model origin: UK


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Comments about this vehicle


stronghold EN

2006-01-14 16:17


SteveA EN

2006-01-14 18:37

Definitely an RT

antp BE

2006-01-14 18:39

RT? So what's the full name :??:

Junkman UK

2006-01-14 19:44

The RT proved to be one of the most successful designs ever built, and was the backbone of the London Transport fleet from the late 1930s until the early 1970s. The last few took their final bow with London Transport in April 1979, although a number still exist today, mainly in preservation.

There has been some debate over the years as to what an RT is, the most popular opinion being that RT stands for Regent Type. Most buses were AEC Regents, although a few were Leyland chassis derived from the PD2. My personal opinion is that RT simply stands for Regent.

There is no other name for this bus, so the correct full description for this site would be "London Transport RT Bus".

antp BE

2006-01-14 19:47

with London Transport as make then?

Junkman UK

2006-01-14 19:55

They were designed by London Transport as a standard type. Then they were built by AEC (and a few by Leyland) as contractors.

sixcyl FR

2006-01-14 22:32

I think we should keep AEC as make, as it is the same pb with all buses and coaches, made or designed by hundreds and hundreds different body-builders... But here, London Transport had never built any buses i assume?
French parisian bus transport (..pre war + RATP) , but we could say it for all big cities (Berlin, ...) had the same policy= specification for a "standard" bus , but industrialisation of these was always made by specialist makes (in case of Paris Transport...the names are Schneider,Somua,Panhard,Renault... then Berliet and Saviem with the "bus Standard", then RVI ...

antp BE

2006-01-14 22:36

I would also list it as AEC if it is more likely built by AEC.

SteveA EN

2006-01-15 14:39


My mistake, I should have made it clearer - it's an AEC RT; it's an AEC Regent III of a variant built for London Transport - usually known by its class name as an RT. The correct name would be AEC RT or probably most pedantically as the AEC Regent IIIRT 0961. In London Transport parlance RTs built after the War were 3RT type, whereas the small number of RTs built before the war were 2RT type.

London Transport never built buses, although it did design them. AEC and Leyland have built the chassis for the majority of London Transport's designs. The last buses with substantial London Transport input to the design were the Routemaster and the single deck Merlin, although LT had a London-specific Daimler Fleetline built (the DMS class), and its successor, Transport for London, places strict design requirements on bus companies operating within London. TfL of course does not run its own bus services,

stronghold EN

2006-10-06 10:50

is this the same type in eps 5*?
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