An acronym for Société d'outillage Mécanique et d'usinage d'artillerie, SOMUA was a firm that produced tanks and artillery to trucks and buses.
Launched first in 1951, the JL 17.150 is one of the truck models with a 9.3 litre 6-cylinder diesel engine. Though this model was expensive, transporters did prefer this model because of higher haulage capacity. Produced until 1954, nearly 700 trucks were sold.
Petroleum brand Esso (also existed in India until 1974) was one of their customers to use the Somua JL 17.150 tankers.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||15 x 4 x 4.5|