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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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CanonymoususerX Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  New Deviant
Is the ISS in here?
VanElvenheim Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
Sidonia anyone?
Syzoth6719 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Chope071097 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
How long is the Citadel? (ME)
lopezrivero Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Where is Titan A.E ?
wellis Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Titan AE's ship is just above the ship that has fly eyes, Lexx.
wmhumphrey Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Found Discovery (2001) but still can't find Leonov (2010). 
wmhumphrey Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Leonov is the Soviet ship that gives Roy Scheider's character a lift to Jupiter so he can try to figure out what happened to HAL and the crew of Discovery in "2010".
pleonov Featured By Owner 3 days ago
What is Leonov?
Stonebana Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
sandworm1 Featured By Owner Edited May 20, 2015
I just noticed they're all facing the same direction, like a fleet.... That's one Space Navy I'd not like to go up against!
sandworm1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
I like the fact that you included the Guild Heighliner. Most people tend to forget/overlook Dune.
HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
its funny how dozens of site have stolen this image and none of the sizes are right xD
pixldust1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Please, where is the download link?
lantinian Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
It would be cool if you had this masterpiece broken down into smaller images designed to be used as desktop wallpapers.
You could have a several sets for the most popular desktop resolutions.

One could then set their PC to change their screensaver automatically with images form the set.
muticere Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
The inclusion of the International Space Station is, in a word, adorable.  At first I was wondering where the Death Star or Independence Day Mother Ship were.  Then I realized they would take up more than the entire poster.  That leads me to my next thought: do you plan to later on create a poster depicting these types of massive vessels?  I imagine there are many in science fiction.  
XxSTAR-GODDESSxX Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
The independence day mother ship is in there its the big grayish saucer 
Sayx92 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
where is the tardis?
carl3535 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  New Deviant
o my god
chartus Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
i still missing Perry Rhodan :D
Niratell Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
 I find your infographics incredible. And I love the comment regarding the Tardis . Absolutely great. :D (Big Grin)

And I was glad to have found Moya. Besides Voyager and Tardis , my favorite ship. I love your picture. Love 
MKBrony Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
How about Thunderbird 5? I think it might be comparable in size to the ISS.
RazorVolare Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Great Fox?
indy75 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
What about the Sankukai Spacecraft ?…

And the Captain Future ship ?…
reverbrony Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
This is amazing, i just got lost looking at it for a solid 15 min straight, i was trying to find the Metroid ships but couldn't spot them. Seriously great achievement this, i'm stunned.
detspek Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student General Artist
would you consider uploading an even bigger/ higher quality file for print?  i like to have a super high-quality A1 poster of it
detspek Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student General Artist
something around 7016x9331px ?
IKnowYouAreViewing Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  New Deviant
Death star?
Arlene0401 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Yay Captain Future :D
PackardFam Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
For some reason that "body" looks like a familiar character, but who...
wellis Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Which "body"?
PackardFam Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
The one on the right.
wellis Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Are you talking about a ship?
MasterLay Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Artist
3 halo ships spotted. xD
CrimzoneFelyne Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  New Deviant
This is so dope i gotta have one of this i would buy this poster from you
dogsbody11 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015   Artist
the leivathin from starcraft 2!
HossJohnson Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
I truly appreciate what you have done!!
stararisto Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
This is really cool. I felt that I was looking at Where's Waldo? when I was looking for my favorite ships. And yes, the ISS looks puny in comparison. Maybe a Saturn V? or a Space Shuttle instead?
pablobi001 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
SPACEMAN1974 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  New Deviant
sprout133 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
cskadoz Featured By Owner May 8, 2015   General Artist
:clap: x 1000!
WHITEChimera Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
I was about to be upset that I couldn't find the Enterprise in here but...I did.
drivanmoffitt Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
damn.... the reapers are puny in comparison towards everything else in this group....
AomiArmster Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this bloody thing,  amazing work! i love the efforts you take to pile this thing together.  i was excited to see the Event Horizon in the previous updates.

aww the Lost Light ( from the comics Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye) can't make it onto this chart. (though i'm so glad to see the Nemesis flagship). it is(Lost Light) 15 miles in length and 10 miles tall is this thing? can hold like 300 crew, with average heights of around 30ft+ tall...with plenty overhead.

so like 15 miles is like  24140.16 Meters ??? way past the applicable requirements lolololol
lorenzowood Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  New Deviant
Great work!

If you're updating, you might squeeze on, from Blake's 7:
The Liberator/Deep Space Vehicle 2, built by The System, 230m (perhaps -- see…)

NateTheGreat987 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Artist
This is just....Wow...THIS IS AMAZING!
theGraid Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist
You've done a really great job!
VartheStick Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  New Deviant
Let me put it like this, Silent Service could fit that entire fleet in just one of its holds.
Probably make the hold look half empty,
He had thousands of holds.
Entrire ocean habitats in some holds, vast deserts in others...
Do you get the picture?
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