Side view of the bow ramp. Notice two things: One, the panel in the middle - this would normally be laid down by ground crew in the gap between the ramp's end and the ground, to allow smoother transition for embarking cars, especially those with a lower wheel base. Secondly, the yellow hydraulic ram in the foreground at the edge of the ramp. This was used to retract and extend the lip of the ramp. During flight, this lip is folded 90° to the ramp for the whole mechanism to fit snugly into the superstructure. (James Rowson).