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Honoured Test Navigator of the USSR

Honorary title
Merited Test Navigator of the USSR
Obverse of the chest badge
"Honoured Test Navigator of the USSR"
TypeTitle of honour
Awarded forExcellence in flight research and testing of aircraft
Presented by Soviet Union Presidium of the Supreme Soviet
EligibilityCitizens of the Soviet Union
StatusNo longer awarded
EstablishedAugust 14, 1958
First awardedOctober 7, 1959
RelatedMerited Test Pilot of the USSR

The Honorary Title "Merited Test Navigator of the USSR" (Russian: Заслуженный штурман-испытатель СССР) was a military and civilian state award of the Soviet Union. It was established on August 14, 1958, by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet No. 2523-X,[1] to recognise courage and outstanding service in experimental aviation. Its statute was confirmed on August 22, 1988, by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet No. 9441-XI.[2] The title ceased to be awarded following the December 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Award status

The title was awarded to military and civilian test navigators 1st class of the civilian aircraft industry and of the Ministry of Defence of the USSR, for multiple years of work in researching and testing new aviation technologies.[1]

The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR was the main conferring authority of the award, based on recommendations from the Ministry of Defence (Russian: Министерство обороны СССР) or from the Ministry of Aviation Industry (Russian: Министерство авиационной промышленности СССР).[1]

The "Merited Military Test Navigator of the USSR" badge was worn on the right side of the chest and, in the presence of other orders, placed above them. If worn with honorary titles of the Russian Federation, the latter have precedence.[3]

Award description

Merited Test Navigator of the USSR card

The badge was a 27mm wide by 23mm high silver and nickel polygon with raised edges. At the top of the obverse, the relief inscription "MERITED TEST NAVIGATOR" (Russian: ЗАСЛУЖЕННЫЙ ШТУРМАН-ИСПЫТАТЕЛЬ) is in three lines to the left. In the center, there is a gilt tombac image of a jet plane climbing diagonally towards the right, its nose and tail slightly protruding over the edges. At the bottom, the relief inscription "USSR" (Russian: СССР) is superimposed over a laurel branch.[1]

The badge was secured to a standard Soviet square mount by a silver-plated ring through the suspension loop. The mount was covered by a silk moiré blue ribbon.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR № 2523-X of August 14, 1958" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1958-08-14. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  2. ^ "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR № 9441-XI of August 22, 1988" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1988-08-22. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  3. ^ "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
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