Rapid Rabbit

Meet the Rapid Rabbit, the SR-71 Blackbird so known because of the Playboy Magazine bunny logos on her rudders. And because she was rapid—capable of 2,200 miles per hour or so.

The Rapid Rabbit was one of four Blackbird casualties, lost on in 1972 while attempting to land at Kadena Air Force Base during extreme crosswinds. Fortunately the tail—as well as the pilots—survived.

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