Sorry if this seems a too naive question, I'm a complete newbie in this field. The question came into my mind when reading this answer from another thread (second picture).
There you see a photo of the throttle levers for a B747 with the pilot's hand on them. From that picture it seems that there is very little headroom for the pilot's fingers under the "heads" of the levers (unless the perspective of the photo is misleading). I can well imagine a pilot with bigger hands/fingers having some trouble handling the levers, especially in an emergency situation.
IIRC, to get a pilot's certification (at least in some situations) one's height must be within a prescribed range, but are there other less obvious "body size" requirements, such as hand size?
I assume that, especially for airliners, cockpits are designed as a "one size fits all" thing (please correct me if I'm wrong). Would this kind of problems also affects the chances that women (which statistically have smaller body size) can get a certification, despite their technical prowess?
I'm interested in any kind of regulations (civil/military, national/international) and also general facts about this issue (e.g. cases where pilot body size has caused problems).