Vintage Saturday: Stinkin’ Badges

Hotchkiss 37mm automatic cannon in Mexican service
They may not have any stinkin’ badges, but they are definitely Federales.

Published in Osprey’s “The Mexican Revolution 1910-20” book, this photo postcard shows a very rare Hotchkiss 37mm automatic cannon. It was designed to compete with the Vickers Pom-Pom, and apparently was only bought in small numbers by the Mexican Army and the Japanese Navy. Sent to us by Alex A. – thanks, Alex!