In the recent issue of Boeing’s AERO magazine there is an article titled Exceeding tire speed during takeoff in which there is this nice graphic that demonstrates the recommended take-off rotation and climb angles for all Boeing aircraft.
I was surprised that despite it’s length, the Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet has a rotation angle of 10 degrees. Compare that to 7 to 9 degrees for the 737s and 777s. The king of the angle is the MD-11 with a take-off rotation of up to 10 degrees and a climb angle of a whopping 25 degrees. Then I remembered who made the F15 Eagles.