Ashok Leyland Viking

Photographs of Viking are sorted into the following sub-entries:
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking
Vikings (4 pages)
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking Viking Chassis (1 page)
GD Somani Memorial School Vikings (1 page)
Haryana Roadways Vikings (1 page)
Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation Vikings (1 page)
Vikings of miscellaneous operators (1 page)

United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Airport Vikings (1 page)
NI Model School Vikings (1 page)

Photographs of Viking CNG:
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking Viking CNGs (5 pages)
Delhi Transport Corporation Viking CNGs (1 page)
Viking CNGs of miscellaneous operator (1 page)

Photographs of Viking SLF BS-III:
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking Viking SLF BS-IIIs (14 pages)

Photographs of Viking SLF CNG:
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking Viking SLF CNGs (5 pages)

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The Ashok Leyland Viking was based on the classic Albion Viking front-engined chassis. In order to locate the entrance ahead of the front axle, the wheelbase reduced to 5334mm. This configuration permitted service on severe gradients and sharp corners.

The first major order came from Bombay Electric Supply and Transport in 1977, with 275 Viking single-deckers and 175 Titans. Later in 1980, the model was also sold to Mauritius (50), Zambia (50) and Uganda (100).

After development for more more than two decades, Ashok Leyland currently provides 3 different chassis lengths - 9140mm, 10245mm and 10725mm, with passenger capacity of 52, 61 and 67 respectively.

Ashok Leyland also developed the semi-low floor (SLF) version and denoted it Viking SLF. In additional to BS-3 engines, Ashok Leyland also offered compressed natural gas (CNG) as alternative fuel. Some of the buses in BEST fleet were converted to CNG engines from diesel engines.

Buses of this model are also commonly found in the six states in United Arab Emirates as school buses and factory buses. Some of them are fitted with electric fans at each mullion and others are fitted with window-type air-conditioning units on the roof.

Chassis type: Viking
Chassis configuration: Front-engined conventional drive line
Length (mm): 9140 / 10245 / 10725
Wheelbase (mm): 4902 / 5334 / 5639
Engine: Ashok Leyland 6.65 (Euro 1) / Hino W06D
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Suspension: Leaf spring
Brakes: Full air dual line

Photographs of Viking

Photographs of Viking CNG

Photographs of Viking SLF BS-3

Photographs of Viking SLF CNG

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Page created: 22 October 2003

Last updated: 29 July 2012