The car-deck main control cabin. This photo is looking toward the forward starboard side of the car deck. The yellow cockpit access ladder is visible, as is the open bow door. The ladder was initially intended to be a retractable feature, allowing crew access and then the sealing of the cockpit hatch (climbing the ladder leaves you at floor level upon entering head-first into the rear of the cockpit, so a bit of fearless gymnastics is required to get up into the flight deck!). It was however decided to bolt down and strengthen the ladder, making it a permanent fixture. This added extra strength to the roof, as well as a quick access route to the cockpit at any point during flight. (James Rowson).