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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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Joshuhare Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Student General Artist
Fanboyed a little. Hahaha I love this so much
swiftflik Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Words can't describe how awesome this is. My jaw has hit the floor.
waldosjordan Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
and the death star?
ExoticToxic Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Read the description.
KOS-MOSxOmega Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
I couldn't find the Dammerung or Abel's Ark from Xenosaga, unless they're not in there. Great list; those are some massive ships!
SILENTnoob Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
Fanstuck-X-Reader Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
Where's SERENITY from firefly? I can't seem to locate its coordinates...
coralStriker Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
hoLY GUACAMOLE SUBWAY MAN!!! HOW IN THE HELL did you do this??!? O_O ITS AMAZING!!! I don't even know any of the ships on here (well, maybe just that Independence Day one lol) but jeepers, this is just...awesome to look at. I salute you for taking the time to do this :salute:

littlefox89 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I LOVE it! Especially since Red Dwarf is included.:happybounce: 
UntimelyPhilosopher Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I'm surprised at how extensive this is. (A few of my favorite series are in there, but they're missing  the ships I really wanted to see. Oh, well)
cybercorpsesnake Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
That is awesome
BioHazerdZed1 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist

Your so amazing to do this ;O;

Now i kinda want it in my room XD
JogoSpitFire Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  New member
No Bebop, Aloha Oe. And i don't see the ship from Alien.
Devils-Night Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
I can't tell what way to read the description. Are the edits put on top or the bottom? Does he keep adding new stuff to the chart or does it just continue to pop up on the FP?
Andromarion Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  New member
So cool, didn't expect to find Legend of Galactic Heroes ships there ^^
DeathbringerSora Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
No Death Star 1 and 2?
ExoticToxic Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Read the description.
SoveriegnofTruth Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New member
That's my fleet!
MavenGuy Featured By Owner 17 hours ago
What spectacular comparisons.
DaveSheepek Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
unbelieveable O_O
KindCritic Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Student Writer
This is utterly amazing. That's
SonnensteinSH Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
That... is... fantastic... huge...
Greenhatman Featured By Owner 17 hours ago
*eyeballs explode*
piter235 Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ho lee shitt !!!!! :0
Velvetti Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  New member Student Digital Artist
Damn that's a lot of ships
Yuko-Yatashi Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy fuckerony
ttisawesome Featured By Owner Edited 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Holy shit....This is AMAZING..
I mght no see it and im probably wrong but wheres the Normandy from ME?
Narstak Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Student General Artist
I love that kind of stuff
rjcommando Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Student General Artist

The feels and... the epicness.

Riotpunk Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
Very nice overview, but I doubt the sizes on most of the Star Wars Ships. f.e. the Pen and Paper shows a Dreadnough class with 450 or 600 meters (not totally sure, but for sure not 3km), also the Standard Imperial Class Star Destroyer is shown there with 1,4 KM, the Executor Super Star Destroyer with 4 Kms (what also matches better my memories of Tie Fighter (the Game))
But anyway, great work, mate!
The8thSphynx Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
This is so badass....
alacridade Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Free Scared Purple Guy Icon 
STARKILLER1138 Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
theLemniscata Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg that's so great
RedFire11 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
Where is the Ark?
Byrdman-08 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, Freespace. Many MANY props for putting those in there. You are the man! 
moralitos89 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Professional Interface Designer
81Scorp Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
My god... It`s full of ships. :wow:
VictorHugo Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
2001 reference, very nice :)
RavinWood Featured By Owner 1 day ago
do u have or plan to add the space jockey/architeckt shit from alien/Prometheus, the ships from pandorum, vandread, explores, the Super Galaxy DiGoren, the ship from Ridic. the Draini star ship from Warcraft and the ships from galaxy quest
thecatsaid Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
can you do enders game stuff? or is requests done
DracoRazgriz Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I think i saw a r-9 delta,not completely sure,tho
KenXart Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I.. just.. uh... no words  *.*
vuilzak Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Professional Writer
THE--INHERI7OR Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear lord was the keyship really that huge? In comparison to the I-Day city-blower-upper?
SwytheQ Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Filmographer
Exo Fleet! <3
Poor-e-thics Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Dear God...
DarkdiverGearsBrony Featured By Owner 1 day ago
shokxone-studios Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet Roddenberry's ghost, that's a lotta ships. Shocked 
TimePonyDwain Featured By Owner 1 day ago
anybody else feel incredibly small now?
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