Russian Air Force attack aircraft was named after a distinguished military man
In anticipation of the Great Patriotic War 70th anniversary, a Su-25UB has been named after the Hero of the Soviet Union Vladimir Zhigunov at the Lipetsk Aviation Training and Testing Centre.
The aircraft of this type was named after a person for the first time.
The ceremony at the Lipetsk centre, attended by Air Force Command officers, Air Force veterans, city and regional administration representatives and Vladimir Zhigunov’s son was crowned with the first flight with aerobatics elements.
Before that only long-range, transport and tactical aviation aircraft were named after persons.