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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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EliteReticle Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
I saw the size of some ships and was like "Dang." but then I zoomed out and was like 'Oh... And I though the Covenant had large ships..
dragonhunter49 Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
does the tardis count?
EvilCilan Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a ship from an obscure british Sci Fi, Hyperdrive, the HMS Camden Lock, I always wondered how big it would be compared so some of these
amorph2012 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
awesome work!!
alienisme Featured By Owner 1 day ago
where is the Spear of Adun? :/
Polon007 Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago
Hi! thank you for putting this together, this takes dedication! Bravo!
ILoveBender101 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa............This is....AWESOME!!!!
XxSurvivingxX Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Tardis, where are you *sobs*
Exclamation-point001 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I can't read any of it, but nonetheless AMAZING
JDW9812 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
This is absolutely amazing dude; seriously. I am blown away
SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome. I love size comparisons of starships from various science fiction franchises. 

Also glad to see that someone else is a fan of Homeworld and has seen The Black Hole. I thought I was the only person who remembered that movie. 

Also I love the inclusion of Halo and Mass Effect ships. Two of my favorite Sci Fi franchises. Nice work including some of the lesser known Star Wars ships. Particularly the Eclipse and the larger Clone Wars vessels. 
nonamegivenatall Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I'm personally pleased to see the Exelion on there. Not enough people know about that 6-episode anime.

And the Egg Carrier was an incredibly pleasant surprise.
zakura626 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
This is amazing. A full wall poster of this would be awesome! Simply stunning!
Goldham92 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
wow 0_0
AnarchistNny Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  New Deviant
I NEED to have this on my wall.  And when you need something, that's a responsibility.  What would be a good optimal real world size for this; that is to say large enough to easily read and see the smaller ships but small enough that the image doesn't look poor when standing close to it?  This is something I would love to see on the wall of every science and creative writing classroom.  I'll tell you though it becomes really obvious really quick which space ships were designed by the hard science writer types versus the fantasy sci-fi types.  Some game designers / film makers really don't understand the concept of mass; or for that matter compressive strength.  My poor United Planets C-57D would only be 5 pixels, if it were even long enough to be included.  I wonder how the Gogol Empire's gagball special would stack up size wise?
ToriasTitus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Spear of Adun is 75 kilometers long... it would not fit in this chart.
rabentito Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
WOW, it's reallt huge, bigger, then i expected (thought about 20km long)
ToriasTitus Featured By Owner 6 days ago
It wasn't designed for war, but to carry an entire civilization, only three of them were built.
Sphinxrising58 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015   Digital Artist
You forgot the living interstellar ship from the movie Lifeforce, easily the longest ship in all of movie history, as after all, it took a comet's tail to hide it.
nonamegivenatall Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
There are TTGL movies, so requiring a comet's tail to hide does not make the longest ship.

Being literally galaxy-sized does if you count them.
Sphinxrising58 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015   Digital Artist
Ever see Lifeforce? The ship is huge enough to house other large ships.
nonamegivenatall Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015

Do you even know what TTGL is?
Sphinxrising58 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015   Digital Artist
I know what "biggest" means, do you?
nonamegivenatall Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Yes. And I'm talking about things that are MILLIONS OF LIGHT YEARS in size.
Sphinxrising58 Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Digital Artist
As far as I am aware of, the ship from Lifeforce I the largest (at least in length), in all of science fiction movies, although V'ger from Star Trek the motion picture has to be the largest in mass, roughly the size of a galaxy.
GBLXVIII Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
BB-K Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to see the Spear of Adun, how big is that ship? I wonder how the Zerg Leviathan will look like after that.
FenikkusuFire Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Geek Central.
Badwolf66 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
In the Doctor Who Star trek Crossover Comic Cybermen had ships the size of borg ships.
RHOMBICS Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2015
Lexx most powerful ship in the universe!
What do you think?

Babylon-5, StarWars, and other Rhombics free print and play board game - #wargame Welcome! :)
adampyramid Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Hi, did you get my note / message through Deviant art?
nomadgreece Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Death star is far bigger than every ship... Amazing comparison :)
UNSC-A98 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Damn amazing.  Only thing I would like to see, since you have the Zerg Leviathan of StarCraft is the Protoss Spear of Adun.
OnlyCharly Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
Daaaamn, need to print this now!
21rrheinemann Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  New Deviant
How many ships are there
FallOfFates Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Good lord... This is amazing! How long did it take to make this, and find accurate measurements?
NephilV Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional Writer
Props for the Durandal and Woglinde from Xenosaga!
iambondwoman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  New Deviant
Monica Bellucci Hotest scene
theYTPmaster100 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist… should be on the next one
hckr47 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
I need this on my wall, now where did my plotter get off to.
Exclamation-point001 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
XD I see the axium from wall-e
Flavoredpickle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Favorited, not only because it gives an excellent sense of how scaling works inside various universes, but also because it has introduced me to so many different universes as well
jackmcslay Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Needs more gurren-lagann, although I guess Chouginga Gurren-Lagann is far too large for this, being almost as long as earth's diameter.
Or the Getter Emperor ships.
Goldion Crusher could be interesting though
nonamegivenatall Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
The only reason that hammer hadn't occurred to me is because, well, I haven't watched Final.

(Even though I've come across it in SRW Alpha 3 and W...)
Hedgehog-Xchad Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks cool :D
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Thought I'd just share this parody of the 'We Buy Any Car' logo which is about Sci-Fi spaceships. It features the Planet Express Ship, the original Enterprise, the Tardis, an Imperial Star Destroyer, and the original Thunderbird 3 :)…
Akho666 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Absolutely Epic !!!
Thanks man
oz--8 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  New Deviant
Nice compilation, will be nice to see some Destiny's objects, like the Traveler and Dreadnaught 
KuroNetsuki Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd take out the Robotech tag since it doesn't covers the MacrossII, Macross7 and beyond franchises,     it's a shame you didn't had space for the Vajra motherships or at least the attack carriers

massive respect to you though, you did a very detailed work on this, it's amazing!
zabbkorn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
is the deathstar not on there or am i too dumb to see it?
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