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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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E-1626 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
"Q: And where's TARDIS?
A: It's both too large and too small for the chart." That statement cannot be any more true.
VoidBurned Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  New Deviant
This is very cool and I love it but I've noticed the Invisible Hand Battlecruiser has the wrong icon, that's a Munificient class not a Providence class(Which the Invisible Hand was) Very nice nonetheless! 
Edit: Apologies if someone has already pointed this out.
Crekrz Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
What am I looking at.
Gustauve-Drakenhime Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great, but you need to add the largest of them all: Phalanx - the moon-sized fortress monastery of the Imperial Fists chapter of the Adeptus Astartes (40K). That thing makes the Death Star look tame!
banana-bus Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Love the TARDIS excuse!
ZeusThunderer Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
You still have to add my spaceship there
blargypoop Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  New Deviant
Need to add in some larger ships like Dahak. :)
cbettsr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
It'd be nice to see the Galactic Empire's Death Star old and new in this chart too. 
TheJockYoureNot Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  New Deviant
If I print this and put it up on my wall, will I forever lose hope of bangin a hot chick, let alone be able to talk to one? Ever?
banana-bus Featured By Owner 4 days ago
No. Just find a huge nerd. They'll love it.
Q99 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Suggestion: Crest of the Stars/Battle of the Stars. A great Space Opera anime with some interesting ships.
Hapydude101 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Great chart. I'd like to see the ships from Iron Sky on here.
Rand0m0bs3ss10ns Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Well, the Whovian in me kinda expected that the TARDIS would be too big to fit in here.
KpuonyerNo2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
So, where is the Discovery from 2001, anyway? It's such a large poster I can't find it.
banjobenne Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  New Deviant
Would like to buy the full size poster with the space ships. How do I get in touch with the right people to make this happen?
j00ts Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
great work
ArtOvrMind Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  New Deviant
A couple of things.
The Aliens: Conestoga Class Assault ship (USS Sulaco) is 385 meters long not 358.
For the Macross Marduk Flagship there is a typo, I think it's 4040 meters, not 40,040 meters.

Keep up the good work!
VoidDragon76 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
where is the TARDIS? its both to large and to big for this.

your very right my friend. the TARDIS was to awesome to be put in the photo.

also a reason why it isnt my screen-saver
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Rapidfyrez Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Please, stop giving the rest of us christians a bad name.
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Rapidfyrez Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
You have to be a troll, really. No christian would act like that. If you are a troll, please stop. If you aren't a troll, you need to re-evaluate what it means to be a christian.
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Rapidfyrez Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
*Shakes head* I'll pray that you see more to it than simply acting as a religious stereotype.
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Rapidfyrez Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
No. Just... no. Please, stop talking and leave.
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TLau18 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Le obvious troll is obvious, ignore it. He is trying to provoke a fight and make Christians look bad, don't add more fuel to the fire
Rapidfyrez Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
I figured as much. Didn't mean to make a scene.
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argenticNocturne Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
bruh it's called science FICTION for a reason
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argenticNocturne Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it doesn't even break a single commandment..
even if it did, the commandments were issued to the people of israel under the covenant of the law. christians, however, automatically follow the covenant of grace — thus making the commandments less of "must do"s and more of "these are some really great guidelines but they're not necessary for salvation"s.
so, yes, by definition, if it broke a commandment, it would be un-christian.
because christians aren't bound to commandments.
sakpalamey Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Extremely educational.
AestheticPerfectn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  New Deviant
Planet Express (Futurama) ist too small as well? I don't find sizes for this one... ;)
DARAKIS Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
The Planet Express is less then 100 meters, it fits on a hangar.
esschallert Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
very very nice, thanks for this
mattieb16 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  New Deviant
Tks very much for your post.

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Dinodragon9000 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
I was surprised that the Dreadknot from Destiny: The Taken King wasn't in here.
Kachok1980 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Nice you hit both my favorites, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. 
JohnAckerley Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Will you be adding any more? I was thinking of the Elite: Dangerous ships 
bigblackrock Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
......thanks...... :icondancingcybermanplz:
Igilix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
The Mothership from Independence Day is 15 miles long...holy shit. 
DirkLoechel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
That's just the lander. The mothership is the size of Ceres, give or take.
Jeita Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
While I would love to look through it all, I have hard time pairing the right text to the right Sci-fi ship time to time.

I think you should consider the idea of adding arrow from the text to respective ship, a subtle opacity at 30-50% should do the trick.

I only recognize the eve online ships since I played the game, otherwise I am at complete loss.
synystermitch Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
Could be interesting to see the Dreadnaught from the newly released Destiny expansion, The Taken King. it looks like a huge ship nestled in the rings of saturn
StudioNeinty-Nein Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
About burnt my eyes out hunting for the 'Sulaco', but it's there!
Kudos on the diligence.
DenisNorthsouth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
M3D13V4L Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please do a size comparison of the largest ships here with Oryx's Dreadnaught from Destiny.  Oryx's Dreadnaught should be approximately 2500 kilometers long, although you may want to do your own math to be sure.  You could compare it to a Kell's ketch, the Cabal Skyburner's battlecruiser* (they never specify what class the cabal's ship was), and maybe a golden age colony ship, as well as ships like super star destroyers.  But because the Dreadnaught is so gargantuan you may find it necessary to compare it to Earth, Mars, Luna, Ceres, and Comet 67p.
DirkLoechel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Destiny ships are definitly on the agenda for the next expansion. Is there a good encyclopedia of them now? I couldn't find one last time I looked, but that admittedly was a few months ago.
MoterCrozz Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
Macragge's Honour is just two kilometres over the 24000 limit!
Volinfer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes look at this and wonder "How the fuck is this even flying" xD But that doesn't matter. Amazing and hard work. Pretty cool guide!
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