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In the vintage 1967 and 1968, Ikarus's most successful buses, the 200 series, had completed its design stage and the production began at that time. The Ikarus 200 series was the type that has, at one time, covered more than 90% of sales of city buses in the Warsaw Pact. In 1972, the former Soviet Union began to place large orders to these articulated buses. Comparing with its predecessors, it provides better comfort and higher performance on the highway. This longlifed series has been production to date, although some amendments to mechanical parts and body design have been made.
The Ikarus 280 is a very popular model, they are operated in most cities in Warsaw Pact countries, plus some in South America and Canada.
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Page created: 15 January 2001
Last updated: 15 September 2004