The more elaborate answer to the question is detailed below.
I did four tests - take off from the runway and climb to 1000m, measure the time; each with a sub test - screenshot the exact moment instructor retracted the gear and the "Gear Up" message appeared on the HUD.
In each test I throttled to 100% power with least humanly possible to not go into WEP (overdrive), and I did not touched the flight control surfaces. I used the US P-47D ThunderBolt in Test Flight mode.
The test flight were done with the following settings:
- difficulty level - simplified
- fuel and ammo - limited F/A
- weapons - mg x 8 (test 1 and 2) + HVAR x 10 (test 3 and 4)
- fuel amount - 5min (test 1 and 4) / full tank (test 2 and 3)
Test 1 - basic load of ammo (8 machine guns) and 5 minutes of fuel
Test 2 - basic ammo load and full tank of fuel
Test 3 - 8 x MGs + 10 x HVAR rockets and full tank of fuel
time to 1000m - 2 minutes and 8 seconds
Test 4 - 8 x MGs + 10 x HVAR rockets and 5 minutes of fuel
User named Jingles from the WT EU forums made this video regarding same subject:
Fly safe and knock them dead!
zMeul over and out