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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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starfox907 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional Photographer
Holy ships
Sans-the-Medic Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New Deviant
may i ask if the elite dangerous series ships are included?
BouncyBloodBeast Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me wonder how big helios is lol.
hannxm Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this must've taken forever to make. Really cool idea.
HeiBK201 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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 1 day ago  New Deviant
Wat?... j How long did this take?!!
shaheenmalek2002 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
Where the hwll is thw normande
jerichojim Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
parallel parking sure has to be a bitch
SquashFold1000 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought it was static at first glance...
xanimalkingx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Me too...
random-artst Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
also you missed the enterprise
xanimalkingx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Star Trek and Star Trek: She Next Generation
random-artst Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Make a pt two please
Cybornejo Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok i love this
AlexandroGuevara4 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
What about Samus's ship or aka the metroid ship
xanimalkingx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Yes plz
juaninoxx19 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You forgot the halo super carrier
fieldmarshal Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Macross 7 and above should not be listed as robotech/ as the license for macross only last up to the first series.
Ulfhetnar Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  New Deviant
Wow, amazing work. Thank you :)

What about Perry Rhodan, the biggest and oldest Sci-Fi Series in the world?
For example:
- the RAS TSCHUBAI with a diameter of 3000m
- the SOL

(sorry, I can't post urls, the system thinks it's spam ...)
Stexe Featured By Owner 4 days ago
It would be nice if there was a list of ships that weren't included due to size (I always forget which doesn't make the cut off even with the given measurements).

And maybe a grid on the side with a searchable database of all ships included. That way if we wanted to look up say Lexx, we would know it would be located in P-6 or something (vertical and horizontal coordinates).
barbupaul Featured By Owner 5 days ago
and there's the nerds in the comments with their spacecraft expertise 
Jrydland Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I have no 'interest' in this, but I have an interest in art people use a lot of time on, this looks like hard work, I appreciate it
stryfe14 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
This is epic, thanks!
Multiomniversal124 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
jcohn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Wow, this is excellent work!
Jathman Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's some work
HexAFB Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you add Rugname from Metal slug, please?……
RandomDragonArtist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You should do Stargate, like do Asgard
kingfalconx Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  New Deviant
Maybe I'm blind, but don't see The Last Starfighter Gunstar.
zaldronthesage Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
I also do not see this iconic ship. So sad.
TheMonkeysUnkle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
The 40k Retribution should be larger than the Avenger by a noticeable amount. Retributions are more commonly listed as 8-10km long.
alooper21 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great map, 3 things tho:

1: it is not always clear which text goes to which ship, this could be improved with some lines/arrows.
2: Are the GTA V UFOs here?
3: Couldn't find any Normandy in the Mass Effect group.
4: Also couldn't find Rama.
Klaumbaz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
if i were to get this printed with the text at something like 10pt, how large would this be? and who could print it? 
bwall49 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Roltarn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  New Deviant
I couldn't find the Liberator, Scorpion, any of the federations ships and shuttles (Blake's 7), The Heart of Gold (original and movie versions) or even the Death Star
TerribilisScriptor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
deathstar is a spacestation tho... not a spaceship
TheMonkeysUnkle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
It wouldn't even fit on the page.
AllTheBrightColors Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This outstanding!  Thanks for putting this together and sharing it!
Zaphod2009 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Absolutely Amazing! - Thank You so much for creating it, and for making it available free :)

I lol'ed at the Tardis comment :-P

Any chance/plans to do a "chronological" version, by size? (heh heh, I know, it would be 37-feet long...)

LEGION55 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
You put the "Invisible Hand" class but used the look of the munificient class
broodovermind Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Rendezvous with Rama
mechanical-prophet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  New Deviant
Would craftworlds and tombships even fit?
ThatSniperKille Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
No, sadly.
mechanical-prophet Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  New Deviant
Shucks, do you by any chance know how long craftworlds are?
Sorodon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Are the StarTrek ships really that Small? -.-
wellis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Yes. Most ships in Star Trek are around 600-700 meters at most, with only the Romulans and Dominion ships being in the kilometers' range.

Still, 600-something meters is big. For comparison, current Nimitz-class carriers are only 330-something meters in length.
Sorodon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Wow, thanks
Ophiuchae Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Destiny's Dreadnaught?
yehudihasidi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
CanonymoususerX Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
wheres the death star?
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