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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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Muroshi Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Now if it only had the Spear of Adun from Starcraft it would be complete.
This is the thing I've always been looking for! Thank you for making this. What about Killzone? That game doesn't have very many ships
Reaper1998 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
very good work
Shadobian11 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I have no idea what Starcraft is, but that Leviathan thing is not a spaceship!...... is it? Well, if it wasn't it wouldn't be up here.
Shader1983 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its a biological thing but it plays the role of a ship
ukbulldawg Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Speaking as a male of our species, I can fully appreciate what motivates a man to produce a detailed size comparison chart. Rare is the female who will go to such monumental lengths with this much vim in order to provide an over abundance of information concerning size. Freud would find this fascinating no doubt, I believe he was a huge fan of science fiction. =P 
MAW3DArt Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really an awesome and OUTSTANDING piece of work! Very well done! One question though - no ships out of the Perry Rhodan universe is mentioned at all. Why is that? (probably not known, is it?! ... but it is one of the biggest science fiction novels (at least) here in Germany though ) ... since there are ships available that range from 100 meters (and smaller) to bigger sizes like 2800 meters (and more) as well ... but okay, can´t have everything, I guess - but - awesome image indeed!
CelticWarBoy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
Awsome ! Such a great work ! im impressed !
DestroyerX5 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
By the emperor...why did they put the biggest ship we have gloriana...why couldnt it be emperor...or retribution or something cool
Andreiark Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Wy no Adun`s Shipspace from Stracraft 2? :(
Btw, this is amazing
shadowequinox Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I wish I had the patience and attention span to actually read this.
ckfoxtrot Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Wow!  This is great!

Are the ships from Sunshine (Icarus 2 and Icarus 1) on here anywhere?
YonsieArt Featured By Owner Edited Apr 21, 2016  Student General Artist
You should add the Dreadnaught from the Destiny game.
F1r3T3amS1x Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
Yeh he should
Oh cuz according to people who measured it against saturns rings its anywhere between 1000 to 4000 km i repeat kilometers long lol
RandomRaindow24 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Oooooooooooooooooooooh! I wonder if Howl's moving castle is in there! Or Laputa!
F1r3T3amS1x Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
where is the bengal class carrier from star citizen
taxgoddess Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Seriously would pay for a quality poster of this.  Are you selling and am I just missing the link?
F1r3T3amS1x Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
He isn't selling. at least so far
taxgoddess Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Well snap. I know he gave permission to download and stuff but I'd like to support the artist.
F1r3T3amS1x Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
lol same
 he deserves some big money
Skyler-Bolt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought it was like the inside of a computer....
F1r3T3amS1x Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Strovik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
I'm all for seeing BattleTech ships appear on here.  Been a fan of the game setting for ages, and they have any number of large ships, right up to the Potemkin.  ^_^
Karthesios Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Recommendation:  the Farragut Battlecruiser from Elite: Dangerous
Sexyboy007 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Everyone Please sign this petition.

The first 10 to message me that they signed it will get a free core membership.…
AlexHeartnet Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Wow, the Wing Commander ships are tiny tugboats compared to everything else

I like how one fandom's battleships are often smaller then another fandon's frigates
AlexHeartnet Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Wow, the Wing Commander ships are tiny tugboats compared to everything else

I like how one fandom's battleships are often smaller then another fandon's frigates
lolman5552011 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
this should include eldar craftworlds from 40k
NovaScotiaDream Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope the "Tabula Raza" and the other Dark Matter ships get on here! Season 2 very soon!
kacheksja Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Hi! Can You add Dyson sphere to the chart from freelancer?
IlovElsa123Official Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
I'm sure you included it but I've looked so hard my eyes hurt so now I'm wondering... where's the Millennium Falcon? :)
LliaOlsen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work. Now for someone to make a virtual shipyard you can fly around in 3D using the Occulus or other VR doodad.
EsorkZassinGonzalez Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  New Deviant
Man, I wanted a couple of stuff from Star Wars like StarKiller Base, The Death Star, or something from the Clone Wars :(

Still really cool though :D
F1r3T3amS1x Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
death star is too big, 900 km big
EsorkZassinGonzalez Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  New Deviant
Cyber--Zombie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy damn
lobbie01 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
This is awesome! Big thumbs up for this.
Ron-likes-art Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic! Thanks for putting in the time, effort and skill to get this done. +fav 
TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ULTRAMO123 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Yooo. This looks sick yo. Amazing. I might have to print one out as a poster cuz it looks so nice.
TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xTHHxAimiForevr Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Planet Mars that was converted into a spaceship from Invader Zim:

"because it's cool"
Perqqq Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
Q: Why isn't the Death Star/CSO Carrier/V'Ger/other large ship on the chart?

You could put them on the image, by simply not adding the whole ship, but putting it on the edge, and showing only the obvious part (for example, for Death Star, you could put it in the corner, and only a portion of its radius, so in fact you can imagine how large it is, if it was on the image - I have no ideas for other ships, tho).
Trindalas Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2016
Pretty awesome, but Why is the Ishimura not named, only being called a mining ship, in the Dead Space section? (only mention it because I was curious about that exact ship, haha. Saw a LOT of ships that are very familiar to me, but that was the one I was actually looking for. :P
Edit: Ah, upon farther inspection it would appear that most if not all do not actually have the ship names listed. That would be a pretty neat thing to add if you ever got around to adding it. Definitely would be no small task to add all the notable ship names though, haha.
CondescendingZombie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
Dark Aster from Guardians?
CaptGunbarrel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  New Deviant
=w= muahaha u need more ships to beat me (only 1)
Alexander941 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
Will you add the Ships from the german "Perry Rhodan" Series?
LordPauloJ Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where's Star Control?
GP9Xtreme Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My recommendation is the Dreadnaught from Destiny: The Taken King. ^u^
phyantom000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
Wow....I want this for my wallpaper.

No really, i want to print this out in strips of 1 by 8 feet strips and paste mount it on the wall of my den. That would be so awesome.
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