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Leyland Motors: Tiger (front-engined)

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Leyland Tiger TS7 Single-Deck Bus. Reg No: JA 7591.
Leyland Tiger TS7 Single-Deck Bus. Reg No: JA 7591.
1947. Leyland Tiger PS1 with Duple A-type body. Reg No: EAV 458.
1947. Leyland Tiger PS1 with Duple A-type body. Reg No: EAV 458.
1953. Leyland Tiger TS8. Reg No: MUF 488.

Note: This is a sub-section of Leyland Motors

TS and PS Series

The Leyland Tiger was a heavyweight half-cab single-decker bus and coach chassis built by Leyland Motors between 1927 and 1968, except during the period of World War II.

The Tiger was always very closely related to the Titan, sharing a ladder type frame dropped in the wheelbase and gently rising in curves over the axles and generally only differing in wheelbase.

The Leyland Tiger TS series was first built in 1927.

Variants 1927-WWII. TS1, TS2, TS3, TS4, TS5, TS6, TS7, TS8 and TS11.

1945 While keeping the dimensions of the Titan TD7 and Tiger TS11, the 1945 Titan PD1 and Tiger PS1 were entirely new designs featuring a new E181 7.4-litre engine with push-rod valve operation and a brand new four-speed constant mesh gearbox.

The PS2 followed the PD2 Titan in having the 125 bhp 9.8-litre O600 engine and a new synchromesh gearbox.

The last new PS2 coaches entered service in 1953 in the UK

Variants 1945-68 (Home market). PS1, PS2.

The export range, from 1948 were the OPS2, OPS3 and OPS4. They also featured the O600 engine and synchromesh gearbox as introduced, but air brakes were optional.

The last Tiger OPS4s were delivered to South African fleets in 1970

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