Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
I love the old Jugs so much that even a circus paint scheme doesn't diminish that.
P-47D Based out of Galveston, Texas. Pretty & powerful, but a bitch to taxi.
Because of poor visibility?
Beeeeg Engine out in front. However, I've seen clips on youtube.com where taxiing P-47's usually had a crewchief laying on the wing to give steering infoto the pilot with hand signals.