I know the P-47 doesn't have the sex appeal of the Spitfire or Mustang; it lacks the sleek lines of the Corsair, the unusual style of the P-38; heck, it doesn't even have the romantic nostalgia of the P-40. But, sweet baby Cthulhu, I love the P-47.
I think it does have the graceful lines of all those aircraft, but perhaps it is a little more tubby than the others. Still a beautiful aircraft in my opinion though and I very much look forward to catching her in the air. She made her first post restoration flight a week ago saturday.
oh this is as you stated, another rare one to be a razorback G model when the D's were the teardrop canopy. compared to how graceful the Spitfire and Mustangs were, this really was a flying Jug. It must have seemed a beast to the pilots who had to give up smaller, more nimble machines at first, but any pilot you talk to that few the p-47, loved it.