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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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zaphiel144 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
Has anyone printed this out? I'd like to print it, but I'm not sure what size poster to get.
MetalheadLizzy Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jawdropping o.o
mikewalker11 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is the Arc-Gurren or ChouGinga Dreadnought from TTGL on here? Arc-gurren is about the size of a large city, and ChouGinga is about the size of the moon.
AskRuilmon Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Geez, which one is the biggest?!
Dark-Carioca Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Holy crap, I didn't even see the Star Destroyers and stuff. They're SO tiny.
55john5 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Borg cube bigger than USS Infinity?

ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg you added the Cygnus <3 This is amazing. Legendary, even!
Capeetain Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Is there any way you could add a Death Star, unsc infinity, covenant ships, mass effect reaper variations , and all forerunner ships on here
wellis Featured By Owner 1 day ago
He already has several Covenant ships here, the UNSC Infinity, and the Mass Effect Reaper variations here. And he can't fit the Death Star or all Forerunner ships here since they're too big.
Nyxor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
If you really want to know how RIDICULOUSLY OP the Forerunners from Halo are, search up the Mantle's Approach. Let's see... 147 or so km long... 371 km high, about 130 km wide... Yep that'd take up literally this entire page. Also, could you try to put a Fortress-class forerunner ship? They're pretty hard to find, and you'd have to go with the 50km version or else it wouldn't fit. But one ship that should be on there, is the covenant's CSO-class Supercarrier. Basically 28.96km version of the CAS Assault Carrier. Thanks, this is a great list!
Nyxor, you are indeed correct about this. I wholeheartedly agree. Great work though. But by the way CSO-class Supercarrier, is actually 29.09km if you want to be factually correct. 
galaxy-cartographer Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Why do you think its 28.96km??
FOARP Featured By Owner Edited Aug 22, 2015
What about Thunderbird 5 and Thunderbird 3 from the Thunderbirds? Thunderbird 5 was 500ft across (i.e., 150 meters) and Thunderbird 3 was around 100 meters long

Drax's space-base from Moonraker (the James Bond film), which was roughly eleven times longer than the space shuttles you saw docked to it in the film, making it about 400 meters long. 

War Rocket Ajax is probably too short - just eye-balling it based on Flash Gordon being about 15th as tall as the ship is long, it doesn't look much longer than the the space-shuttle at around 40 metres - but there has to be something from the Flash Gordon universe in there.

The awesome cutaway drawings of the spaceships of the Dan Dare universe allow one to estimate their height (since the height of a storey in a building including the floor is 3 meters) for example Tharl's battleship was about 110 meters long.
What about Lost in Space's: Jupiter 2?


ships from Space: 1999?
luchcogs Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I was looking for the Jupiter 2 also!
McMassacrE17 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be cool to see the Arkanoid
Kwarduk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
what about the blue typhoon?
Spazkid1997 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Facebook brought me here. :D
Wasichuwitko Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
That is a LOT of work.

When you recover from it, perhaps you could make a series of posters, starting with small spacecraft (such as famous fictional shuttles and fighters), then middle-size, and up to humongous.
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! But I didn't notice a mention
of how long it took to compile ALL those -
that's some impressive work right there! :wow:
The-Cheeze-Ity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student
Where is the Death Star?
trk75 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
trk75 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Call me an old fart or not tech savy if you will but when I try to emulate this pic to read the notes everything is blurred. How can I fix this?
KuroKomix Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am disappointed by lack of Metroid ships. Other than that this is a fantastic thing to look at.
ranmel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
this is absolutely brilliant!! I admire you. I wouldn't be patient enough to do something like this :P and since you don't have problems with printing your work by us ;d, I SOLEMNLY SWEAR that I will do something with this masterpiece and I will share it with you :)
Thorwen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
In my fav SiFi Series are much bigger Ships.
PAN-Thau-RA is one of seven ships of the powerful is circular with a diameter of 1126 kilometers.

OLD MAN built a Terran and descendants of the Lemurians spaceship is a hemisphere with a base diameter of 200 km and 100 km altitude. On this base 12 modules of 50x50x10km are attached, which act partly as a hangar for 15,080 Ultra battleships of 2500m in diameter.
norkietiger Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
no sins of a solar empire ??
DarkNeo1138 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
You forgot ID4 mothership ! lol ^^
miragegarim Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Check out the Perry Rhodan SF universe. The biggest ship I can think of offhand is "Old Man".

See this link for an image:…

The inner half-sphere is 200km in diameter and 100km high.
Chicken117 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
But what about Mass Effect's Citadel? I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure that would probably be one of the largest.
Mascot1063 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Any Tenchi Muyo? Ryo Ohki?
Raptore1917 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
the forerunner dreadnaught seems to be the biggest out of all of them
MattDDeviantART Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
I'm probably just being picky, but the official size of the Blue Typhoon from Sonic X is 300 Meters. Not 200.

Ignore that. I'm just annoying that way.
xerablac Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh this is amazing :D thank you for the download! 
DH000-RABOTNIK Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. How did you get all of this data?

This is imagination-powering stuff...
archivedskylarker Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  New Deviant
Wow, well done. I was wondering whether the Skylark spaceships written by E. E. (Doc) Smith between 1915 and 1966 got considered? Sizes ranged from "the Crip" 12 m to the "DQ" estimated at 1,260,000 m. Reference:…
bbking100 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  New Deviant
where's the Borg ship..?
WhiteWolffe Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2015
ther is another city ship that could be added, the one from the tv show(s) V.
If your doing anime, Sidonia, from Knights of Sidonia would be one to add.
PixelPurveyor Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
As fantastic goes, this is over the top! Thank you for all your hard work, and generosity -- really!
Martinkarovic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
that's so amazing artwork, so much of ships. So i have a question is somewhere there the Predatorship? (I mean this bigger)  
FrankInStyle102 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  New Deviant
(0o0) wow
nikolizaseden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would take eclipse class super star destroyer and ram all of them x) 
kvndffy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
All of them are on the Tengen Toppa Gurren Laganns pupil.

The Gurren Lagann wiped all of them out without noticing them.
Ricardo-Mazeto Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ActFast231 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I thought Reapers were massive O_O
You're greatly mistaken my friend
Ionic360x Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  New Deviant
What amazing work!. Thanks for this.  I never get tired of watching
his1nightmare Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
I didn't know the independence day thing was THIS HUGE.
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