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Ikarus Bus – Trip to the Past

Ikarus Bus - Trip to the Past. Ikarus 200-Series

Ikarus Bus – Trip to the Past. Ikarus 200-Series

Ikarus in 1970-80s was one of the largest in Europe, and now a small private company founded in 1895 in Budapest. The company has reached a new level in the late 1960s with the commissioning of the plant in Szekesfehervar, with annual capacity of 15 thousand buses, built specifically for the production models of the 200 series. Within the framework of trade agreements buses arrived in the CMEA countries, Algeria, Mozambique, Tanzania and other African countries, a special model was made ​​for Germany and the Scandinavian countries. Ikarus is a bus manufacturer based in Budapest, Hungary. Uhri Imre Kovacs- Kocsigyarto Uzeme (roughly: “Imre Uhri’s Blacksmith Workshop and Coach Factory”). Ikarus bus of 200-Series has almost gone into history. Here are the trip to the past – photographs of buses built on the basis of the 200 series, some have not reached neither the Soviet Union nor Russia, and some were released in single copies.

Ikarus Bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Later, co-production Ikarus buses was organized in the United States, Canada, Indonesia, North Korea, Cuba. In the 1970s, the plant supplied the USSR with up to 12 thousand buses annually. Peak deliveries occurred in 1984. From 1953 to 2003, to the Soviet Union and Russia were delivered nearly 150 thousand Hungarian buses. In the 1990s, the countries of the former Soviet Union had purchased a large number of second-hand buses from Eastern Europe.

Ikarus Bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

From 1993 to 2002 in Russia were build new Ikarus buses in Kurgan (KAvZ plant and LLC “Ural Bus”), Arzamas (Arzamas Machinery Plant), in Moscow (TMP plant).

Ikarus Bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Trolleybus of Ikarus brand to the Soviet Union was not officially supplied. Multiple instances of articulated trolleybuses model 280T (refitted as TMZ) were in use on the streets of Moscow in the 80s. In the 1990 – 2000s in Chelyabinsk used about 20 trolleybuses – Ikarus-Ganz 280T.

Ikarus Bus

‘Classic’ – С50, С56, С60, С63, С80, С83 (1998–2004)

Ikarus Bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus Bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus Bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus - popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus - popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus - popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus - popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus - popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus - popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus - popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus - popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus – popular in the USSR Hungarian bus

Ikarus 190 (1973–1977)

Ikarus 190 (1973–1977)

Ikarus 212 LUX (1976)

Ikarus 212 LUX (1976)

Ikarus 216 (1985–1990)

Ikarus 216 (1985–1990)

Ikarus 222 (1975–1979)

Ikarus 222 (1975–1979)

Ikarus 242 (1969-1970)

Ikarus 242 (1969-1970)

Ikarus 250 Prototype (1967)

Ikarus 250 Prototype (1967)

Ikarus 250SL

Ikarus 250SL

Ikarus 254 (1975)

Ikarus 254 (1975)

Ikarus 255 Omnibus fur Kinder (1972)

Ikarus 255 Omnibus fur Kinder (1972)

Ikarus 258 (1983)

Ikarus 258 (1983)

Ikarus 260 CH (1975)

Ikarus 260 CH (1975)

Ikarus 263-283 (1985–1998

Ikarus 263-283 (1985–1998

Ikarus 266 (1973)

Ikarus 266 (1973)

Ikarus 270 (1975)

Ikarus 270 (1975)

Ikarus 281 (1978)

Ikarus 281 (1978)

Ikarus 282 (1978–1980)

Ikarus 282 (1978–1980)

Ikarus 284T (1988)

Ikarus 284T (1988)

Ikarus 286 Crown (1978-1984)

Ikarus 286 Crown (1978-1984)

Ikarus 290 (1988)

Ikarus 290 (1988)

Ikarus 293 (1988)

Ikarus 293 (1988)

Ikarus 692 PALT

Ikarus 692 PALT

Ikarus

Ikarus

Ikarus-MAN 212 (1976)

Ikarus-MAN 212 (1976)

Ikarus-MAN 272 (1978)

Ikarus-MAN 272 (1978)

Ikarus-MAN 662 (1976–1977)

Ikarus-MAN 662 (1976–1977)

Ikarus-Scania 259

Ikarus-Scania 259

Ikarus-Scania 664 (1972)

Ikarus-Scania 664 (1972)

Ikarus-Steyr 259 (1991)

Ikarus-Steyr 259 (1991)

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