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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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Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Completely epic! This definitely puts into context how utterly huge and surprisingly small a lot of these ships/space stations/monsters are

Here are is a crapton of suggestions:
Vindicator - Star Control II
Sa-Matra - Star Control II
Starship Mario - Super Mario Galaxy 2
Halberd - Kirby
Nightmare's Fortress - Kirby
The Prison Ship - Rayman 2
Mine Crawler - MDK
Evil Engine Number 9 - Skullmonkeys
Vorticon Mothership - Commander Keen
Omegamatic - Commender Keen
Arcadia - Space Quest 1
Deltaur - Space Quest 1
SCS Deepship 86 - Space quest 6
Justice League Watchtower - Justice League (I recommend either the animated version)
nikolizaseden Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would take eclipse class super star destroyer and ram all of them x) 
kvndffy Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
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 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ActFast231 Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I thought Reapers were massive O_O
Ionic360x Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  New Deviant
What amazing work!. Thanks for this.  I never get tired of watching
his1nightmare Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I didn't know the independence day thing was THIS HUGE.
aquaTICKworld Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Wow! Much work went to this! Very informative, very well done, thank you!
Hipster-Pizza333 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
O_O OMG You are a TRUE fan of star wars :3
Eaglestorm27 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Excuse me but Atlantis do the same scale of Manhattan (6km of diameter) and the Anubis ship does only 2.4 kilometers 
Prometheus2050 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
I did not see the ship from District 9 that had to be a few miles accross
mattihase Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can i ask where you got the size for the maximal axalon from? it's just in the show they repeatedly show it next to the maximals (cheetor is the size of a real cheetah) and if i was to go by that then i'd have put the ship's size closer to the 100m mark.
SoulStormHNS Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you include the Corpus and Grineer Ships from WarFrame?
TW6464 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I just love how massive the ships from Warhammer 40000 are compared to everything else.
Gretsch1962 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what about the Axiom from W.A.L.L.E. ?
sulian06 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist

Can you add the Turtle, the spaceship of Cobra, the Space Pirate ?
Avajes Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is Serenity in here?!?!
AngelErised Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Firefles are only 81.9 meters long. (According to the wiki) This artwork has nothing under 100 meters.
AngelErised Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Unfortunately Fireflies are only 63 metes long, the minimum size for inclusion here is 100 meters.
l4ofthewest Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
where you get the numbers of the size of the starship troopers ships?
LOGIKOR Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  New Deviant
Where are the spaceships and gigantic structures of  Perry Rhodan? The sphere ships, like CREST, and the special ships, like OLD MAN? Of course everyone can make up bigger objects. But at least the Rhodan-Series has always maintained inner coherence of technology and setting. Unlike other more popular series. And they are only popular, because they are mainly visual media creations. And thus easier to access for passive consumption, than to read novels.……
LordPaulos Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
It would be awesome to see the ships from Elite Dangerous on here as well
LordPaulos Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Just an FYI

I noticed this site using your picture…
vorradath Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant
Holy ship
EternalCorridor Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Im glad you added EVE-online ships. But one thing you forgot were the ships in the Hidden Dimensions card game trilogy. I guess its not that famous but the Xyloxi would look really cool on this chart. but this is the last iteration so I guess this comment is meaningless.
Faylar001 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen this around a few times. It is highly impressive. I always wondered who made it :)
JET-Ann Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
This word came to see ...

Oh my God ...

If this is reality ...

God ...

zevin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Um.... WOW!, I could only imagine the time and decipline it took to make this.
KalieW Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job! But I would like to see some more Cowboy Bebop somewhere.. ^^
RavionHawk Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
You're missing the Newgrange class Yardship from Battletech with a length of 2680 meters.

You can look up all the warships, dropships, jumpships, and yardships for Battletech over at the Battletech Wiki based at

Other than that, great work. I'm still hunting down Metroid related ships.
Omega519 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  New Deviant
Great job but I don't know half the ships on this chart.  :-(
peaceful-sheep Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Did print it. Am happy now.
Topgun505 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 18, 2015
2 questions.  

What is the size of this when printed full scale?

How did you save the file at full resolution?  I tried to save it in order to take it to a printer to make a full size poster of it but when I review the file it is low res (can't read the text).  

EDIT: I think I may have solved #2.
peaceful-sheep Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I printed it in 80 x 60 cm size with 200 dpi. Do not print it smaller, fonts are to small to read if smaller (vou will need a magnifying glass). With this size, you still have to be close to read, but it's possible.
DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
This is most probably the most epic picture I will ever see in my entire life. O_O
ChozoBoy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I know you're done, but... the Yeerk's Blade Ship and Andalite's Dome Ship from Animorphs!
LadyCygnet Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2015
Aw, I can't find Serenity herself on there. :(

ETA: I didn't realize she was too small to make it.
allexandru Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
nice work!!
Baldyed65 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
one I was looking for but can't see was the Draconian flagship from Buck Rogers in 25th Century, would have liked to see comparsion of it to Star Destoryer and Galactica. Searcher is there. probably do decent pictures around of the Draconia. Very nice work.
srsergio Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Hi.  Are you considering to add Perry Rhodan's spaceships?
EisbaerLES Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
This would be great.
nechronius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Typo found.  The Robotech/Macross Marduk Flagship's size of "40040 meters" would make it the largest ship on that chart.  I'm guessing you meant 4040 (I don't know what size it's suppose to be).
dfickle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Most impressive!  I don't believe I've ever seen anything so complete and detailed. Just wonderful sir.
chronozon937 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
So where is the Phalanx from warhammer 40k?
Jaid12345 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
ChozoBoy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I second The Massive!
leo-n Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student General Artist
It's really going to be fun to see how tiny all of these ships are in comparison to the 348km "High Charity", the 10 000km "Halo" and the absolutely massive 127 530km "Installation 00" aka "The Ark". Especially considering the largest one on this list is 24km. :D Can't wait to see it!
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