Yeah ... they were one of the toughest planes out there along with the Hellcats.
There's a great P-47 training video of them showing how you can't even ground loop the plane and shows a pilot hit full right rudder on the runway going about 35-40 mph and brakes on the right side only and the plane just does a 360 and stops. [X(]
It's pretty amazing that it doesn't flip over. Nice to have the wide gear stance like that!
A guy stopped by the field one day and told us about flying in the pacific during the war in P-47s and said his group was returning from a mission and all the guys were running on fumes and were told to get down ASAP and off the runway quickly as possible. The guys were landing and turning off into the mud and sinking up to the axels in the stuff. He saud it took them a week to dig all the planes out
but none of them flipped over.