Stairs to the landlubber equates to inclined ladders to the sailor. They are an almost universal feature on any ship. The Imperial Japanese Navy had different types of inclined ladders for their warships. If you are building any 1:700 scale IJN warship, you really need to use photo-etched inclined ladders to add that extra level of detail and fidelity. Voyager Model now produces their own set of 1:700 scale Imperial Japanese Navy inclined Ladder. With the Voyager Model photo-etched set AP-046, Imperial Japanese Navy Ladder Set 1, you can outfit a number of your Japanese warship kits.
two-fret set has inclined ladders on one fret and vertical ladders on the other
so you cover all of the bases. What is different about this Voyager Model set is
found in two areas. Of course each inclined ladder comes with hand rails that
fold upward over the treadway. That is common among better photo-etch sets.
Inclined ladders without handrails aren’t worth attaching. No, what is
different is #1 – individual bendable treads.