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Size Comparison - Science Fiction Spaceships by DirkLoechel Size Comparison - Science Fiction Spaceships by DirkLoechel

Q: Is it okay for me to download and print the poster?
A: Of course! I may never be making money off it and sell it via DevArt's poster-print service, but that doesn't mean this may not be printed by you (and since you cut out the middle man - me - it's even cheaper for you than if I sold it to you!).

Q: Why isn't the Death Star/CSO Carrier/V'Ger/other large ship on the chart?
A: For reasons of image quality and chart organisation, only ships between a minimum of 100 meters and 24000 meters are applicable for this chart, sorry. Arbitrary? Yes! But I had to draw the line somewhere.

Q: And where's TARDIS?
A: It's both too large and too small for the chart.


The last update

For real this time: This is the final major content update, though if there are issues I'll still fix them. I also haven't forgotten I wanted to vectorize the writing. It's still on the radar. But content-wise, I think that is about all I can put in.

Also, I added the ISS. For scale. It's on top, with a yellow frame so it's relatively easy to find.

Lots of errors fixed, lots of new ships too. Well, off for now, but I'll be replying in the comments more or less regularily.

Also added a few more ships and switched the Eternal Crusader for the Legate Class battle barge, which is a class ship and not a unique ship.

Major update

This is probably at least for the forseseeable future the last round of adding ships. I have pretty much all I wanted now (excepting some old scifi, and many Anime series, which tend to not have many usable images). Lots of new content. Including:

-> UPDATE for Mass Effect! It now features the Crusible and two little new Geth ships.
-> UPDATE for Star Trek! It now features the Narada and a couple more small ships courtesy of Euderion.
-> UPDATE (smallish) for Star Wars, which now features the CIS Supply Sphere.
-> UPDATE for Star Blazers, whcih now features two Gamilan and 3 EDF ships.
-> UPDATE for Halo, which now features the Forerunner Keyship.
-> UPDATE for Robotech/Macross, which now features a few more MAcross 7 ships, such as the Meltrandi.

-> NEW: Freespace! Shivans, Vasudans, Terrans, New Terrans!
-> NEW: Dune! Thanks to Euderion, I finally got a model fo a Heighliner and could add this series. Also: Harkonnen and Guild Frigate, Emperor's own frigate
-> New: Transformers! The Nemesis and the Axiom. Sizes are soemwhat guesstiamtes. I'm happy I found useful images at all, though, and size in Transformers is ... well.
-> NEW: Ulysses 31! One of these little shows I remember from saturday morning toons in my childhood. Model courtesy of JamesMargerum, visit his gallery for a larger version that does this nice design a lot more justice at… .
-> NEW: Starfox! The Great Fox ship.
-> NEW: Toho Kaiju Movies. Because there's more madness there than Godzilla, Motha and Megalon!
-> NEW: The Hithhiker's Guide To The Galaxy! Much demanded, this adds the HEart of Gold and the Titanic 2 to the chart. If anyone has a definite source on the size of a Constructor, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Thanks!
-> NEW: Sol Bianca! More space pirates!
-> NEW: Freelancer - also sorely missed by many.
-> NEW: X³! Lots of pretty sizable ships here.
-> NEW: Monsters vs. Aliens! It's massive, that ship.

And that's it for now. Enjoy the new-and-improved chart!

Another Update! Look!

This has some stuff that has been much demanded. Most notably: Mass Effect! Sorry, but I only found low-resolution images for the crucible; hence, it did not make it. If anyone has a high-res image, link it please, and I'll see if it can go in in another update. Also, since I haven't said so before: Credits for the Musashi, Trafalgar and Phoenix models go to Annihilator102 and the Sins of the Prophets team.

Other new stuff:
- Spaceball One
- The Black Hole's USS Cygnus
- 2001's Discovery One (it's actually tiny on the chart, though)
- 2010's Cosmonaut Leonov (not so tiny, size taken from official blueprints)
- Stargate:Destiny's Destiny and the Stargate:Atlantis' Atlantis (also the Replicator ships); size from this chart:…
- The Honorverse! Lots of Manticoran and Havenite ships, based on 's work.
- Avatar's ISV VentureStar
- other small stuff I surely have forgotten to mention. It's 4 am here. I'm kind of tired.

Much still to do, but my next project will not be more ships, but vectorized text for all those who want this chart as a poster.

New Update! And thanks to the folks who featured my work!

Newly featured:
Wall-E (Axiom, Zephyrus and Epiglottus city ships, based on the size calculation here:… )
Dead Space (sizes mostly based on Dead Space Wikia and conjecture)
Star Citizen (Size based on the Star Citizen Wiki)
Galaxy Quest (Sizes taken from a Chart compiled by Dan Carlson, who inspired me for this chart)
Space: Above and Beyond (Sizes taken from a Chart compiled by Dan Carlson, who inspired me for this chart)
BattleTech (several Inner Sphere and Clan ships; based on )
Wing Commander (Sizes mostly via )
StarCraft (Sizes and ship images taken from: )
Homeworld (based on conjecture, the Homeworld wiki which has everything except sizes, and a few fanmade charts)
Close Encounter (image via Smithonian; size conjecture based on film clips)
District 9 (Image internet; size wikipedia)

Added to existing listings:
Romulan Mining Ship, USS Odyssey, and USS Vengeance (Dreadnaught-class) for Star Trek

I realise this is again no Mass Effect. I am having serious trouble finding both usable art (side views, as untilted as possible - some compromise is doable, but not too much that the shape of the ship ends up distorted). If anyone has either an artbook or images that work, PLEASE let me knoe (via note, since comments have gotten a tad overwhelming). Same with the Hitchhiker's - anyone got something solid on the Heart of Gold and the Vogon ship?

Also, by popular demand: the Tardis is already on the image. Whether it's on the Red Dwarf and .25 pixels large or ALL ofthe image is your choice, it's probably both, anyway. ;)

Anyway, this is not the final update. Dune still needs to be done, a couple other stuff, and maybe I can finally find some useful Mass Effect stuff. It IS sorely missing. I am very aware of that!

For the sake of usability, I am experimenting with coloured backgrounds (muted, not to take away from the ships) for easier finding of the ship you are loking for.


This is a sorely needed update to my size comparison tables. For 40K, I now used the updated Rogue Trader sizes where applicable, resulting in much larger 40K vessels. Also, no battleships are present because there simply is no canonic size available on them. I kept s Eternal Crusader in (at 10 km length, because I figure it is close enough to the Vengeful Spirit, which has a given size), and the Malleus Syndicate's (… fantastic civilian ships because I just like them. Most ships, though, are Rogue Trader vessels. And yes, it's still mostly Imperium. Ork ships, Eldar Ships and the likes may be added in the future though.

Edit 4: The next Update! The chart now features the following series, universes and tabletop games:
Star Wars (Expanded universe, G-Canon whereever possible)
Star Trek (official stats)
Stargate (official stats)
EVE Online
Warhammer 40.000
Babylon 5
Battlestar Galactica (both series)
Titan A.E.
Legend of Galactic Heroes
Starship Troopers (TV and Movie)
Aliens vs. Predator universe
Lexx - The Dark Zone
Red Dwarf
Event Horizon
The Irresponsible Captain Tyler
Martial Successor Nadesico
Space Pirate Captain Haarlock
Silent Running
Independence Day

Slated for the next update: District 9, Battletech universe, maybe more Macross, more classic sci-fi movies. Recommendations welcome!

Edit 3: Yeah, so that last edit: I lied. Here's a new chart.

This chart now covers: Warhammer 40.000, Star Trek, Star Wars, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica, Starship Troopers, V, Halo, EVE online, Titan A.E. and Robotech. It'S ... a lot of starships, to scale as best as I could find out the relevant scales. I used various online sources - specific wiki, other size comparison charts (especially Jeff Russell's and Dan carlson's), and other fanmade sites. Sometimes there were conflicting measurements, and I had to make a choice (I usually picked the larger one). Star Wars fans: I go with G-Canon, if in doubt. Yes, I liked Westwood games too. It's not canon anymore. There's worse things.

Edit 2: This is the last edit on this, I promise. It's a massive update though, including more ships from Star Wars, as I finally found decent images of a Souvereign! New stuff includes a few extra ridiculous ones (eh, torpedo egg?), more superdestroyers, some wacky superweapons, and a TON of all-new ships from Battlestar Galactica, EVE online, Halo and Stargate.

Edit: Added Chaos warships. Overlooked these before in Battlefleet Koronus. And Eldar, Ork, Rak'Gol and Kroot. More to come, maybe, if new supplements add new ships.

Full view is massively advised. A download of the image in full size is also possible.
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mobstupidity Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  New Deviant
its to bad Sins of A Solar Empire has never given us the sizes of any of the ships. i would love to seee how the Sins titans stand up
bibbabbub Featured By Owner 3 days ago
This is impressive. Could you give the date of your last update? I can't find it anywhere...
NichSzanProductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Holy mother of- How long did it take for you to make this?? Im impressed! You deserve a favorite!
Rankaquion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Bitch P L E A S E Where is Spear of Adun?
It's bigger the everything there (Probably Sum togueter)
it has about 75000 Kilometers
obs-cur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017   General Artist
see FAQ
Pootisman90 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
And the UNSC Trafalgar size is wrong; it was over 2.5 miles long.
obs-cur Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist
so? i didn't make this
Pootisman90 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Sorry :( I doubt he´ll respond to my previous comment.
Blazer2017 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
so many items!!!
dezus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
omg.... I'm speechless Clap 
PickleApotheosis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
Aside from the work put in to this, what impresses me the most is how you manage to make all the labels clearly identifiable to their respective ship.
Aikurisu Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I was pretty impressed when I saw ships from the Legend of Galactic Heroes series added to this, but then I saw the Exo Squad carrier and wanted to say thank you for that. =D

AHHH!!!  I just found the Odyssey from Ulysses 31!  Awesome!
me-smith0211 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
It took me a bit to find Farscape ships. I am happy now.
OkAycase Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ever thought of doing the Star Control series? It was an old 3do game with some interesting ship designs. Just don't look at Star Control 3. That was a bad game.
JTHarts Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Where's the dreadnought.. ;-;
FamoniusGaming Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Jeez, how long did it take you to find all of that stats to this?
stefan-crtanje Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bat47super Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  New Deviant
This is impressive,but I can find any ship from firefly
Mon0Chy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Two words. Bloody Hell.

Seriously though, looks awesome ^^ 
Pootisman90 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Dirk, the Trafalgar Supercarrier from Halo was over 4200 meters long... Respond back pls.
regardtd Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
hi there i am allways looking for my next anime (eng dud )
in the Size-Comparison-Science-Fiction-Spaceships all 3 page
i can not find  a big blue balk of a Spaceships for the anime series galaxy force
big blue balk of a Spaceships that be comes a robot

so i can not  find it on google
what is the show real name
pleas let me know

thank you
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The Spear of Adun is missing
Capshing Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  New Deviant
no star war death star?
MartinLestrange Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The Death star is a space station not a spaceship.
Brothar5 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
The image would be too large to load, and that's just for the first one.
Zilkenian Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy potatoes....I was looking for spaceships as inspiration, and you just delivered the whole pack. I can only imagine how much work this took. Congratz man, why isn't this a DD I'll never know.
KajiWyldfire Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
My semi-nerd brain could ALMOST handle this. You have bested me.
lilfixit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so awesome that you added the ISS to this! What an awesome chart! Keep up the good work!
Chillhoptechnerd Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Where is it? In what area?
lilfixit Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It's in a yellow box next to the yellow title text at the top.
Chillhoptechnerd Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks man
Chillhoptechnerd Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Lol wow I feel slow now. I should have noticed it
lilfixit Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah no worries. It took me a long time to find it too!
Chillhoptechnerd Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Oh OK lol. I guess that makes me feel better now😹 thanks again dude
frecmenta Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Student General Artist
Still waiting on the Spear of Adun.
AleisterMarley Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Please do the awesome ships from "The Expanse" TV  show :)
starfox907 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Professional Photographer
Holy ships
Sans-the-Medic Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  New Deviant
may i ask if the elite dangerous series ships are included?
BouncyBloodBeast Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me wonder how big helios is lol.
hannxm Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this must've taken forever to make. Really cool idea.
HeiBK201 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It will be nice to see macross frontier space dome city (25 km or more) and some macross battle or macross quarter :) any of macross large ships would be so so nice :D
xanimalkingx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  New Deviant
Wat?... j How long did this take?!!
shaheenmalek2002 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  New Deviant
Where the hwll is thw normande
jerichojim Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
parallel parking sure has to be a bitch
SquashFold1000 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought it was static at first glance...
xanimalkingx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  New Deviant
Me too...
random-artst Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
also you missed the enterprise
xanimalkingx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  New Deviant
Star Trek and Star Trek: She Next Generation
random-artst Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Make a pt two please
Cybornejo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok i love this
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