ARMAMENTS: Lord Mechanic

When Ernest Walter Hives was made chairman of the board of Rolls-Royce Ltd. last month, it was a fine compliment to his engineering skill. It was the first time a man who had come up from the ranks had sat in a chair heretofore reserved for eminent public figures. Last week, just before the retreat in Korea, Lord Hives was paid the kind of compliment he likes even better. The British Commonwealth 29th Brigade went into action with what some experts call the West's best heavy tank, the low-slung, 52-ton Centurion. It is powered by a 635-h.p. Rolls-Royce Meteor engine...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!