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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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davisnova Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you should add the chitauri leviathan from avengers!~
CrazyChazman Featured By Owner 4 days ago
For the size limitations, I guess that means that Troy from troy rising is out of the question, because it even makes the death star look tiny
CrazyChazman Featured By Owner 4 days ago
That's a joke I don't actually have a size comparison yet, but I will find them soon enough
sync85 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Simply wow, thank you! and +fav
steveswede Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
This is impressive.
timtocci Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Excellent - Thank you!
DarkRBX Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
That is a huge poster
ZJMERELY Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
GoreLion Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful work, thanks for this.
lizardiculous Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
So how big do you think the TARDIS really is? Considering that it continuously grows and it potentially could be a universe of its own, like a small tumor attached to the side of the bigger universe.

Not sure how big it is but it could be a fun addition.
CampbellSoupySatire Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
4x5 feet 
Net-Zone-Network Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang, how long did it take you to make all this?
Nice work btw.
blab123 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2017
What about the CSO Class Supercarrier (Halo, 29 km), the Resurgent Class Star Destroyer (Star Wars, 2.9 km), the Supremacy (Star Wars, 60 km width, 20 km length approx), the Raddus Mon-Calamari Cruiser (Star Wars, 3 km approx), the Profundity Mon-Calamari Cruiser (Star Wars, 1.2 km), and Cloud City (Star Wars, 17 km)?  They would make nice additions.
bullshark45 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
Read the description, no more major updates.
maguslucius Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
I Don't see the XGP 15-AII "Outlaw Star", though I know it would be tiny.
ANSTRBT Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  New Deviant
Looking at the FAQ I realized why the Cididel isn't there.
MetroidPeter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
The fact that the Titan from Titan A.E. is in this made my heart skip a beat! That's one of my favorite movies ever!
Glaynus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  New Deviant
Someone should add some Tyranid hivefleets or the Necron World engine. 40k is GOAT
durvalamarth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
Hmm... I know of a nice simple little ship to add. Troy from the book Live Free or Die by John Ringo. 
It makes me feel old to see how much this has grown since I first saw it
SnyperX77 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
What's the best scale to print this at? I have access to a large format printer here at work. Thanks!!
halo66 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, that would be amazing
Leonitus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017
I saw Captain Harlock's Arcadia and Gunbuster. I'm happy. Also, the Gunbuster would lolstomp any of these in my opinion.
arceancraft Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  New Deviant
annything from the expanse?
Wilfre302 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
First view:
Oh wow, guns.
Second view:
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Just wish to leave a quick comment about a couple of YouTube channels which are seriously worth checking out which are all about Science Fiction Spaceships from any Sci-Fi you can possibly name :)

Trekyards - A British guy and an American guy who talk about various Sci-Fi ships, mainly Star Trek related. They've uploaded a new one just today about the different version of the Decepticon ship the Nemesis from some of the different Transformers continuities…

- Each Video roughly lasts about 4 minutes each. This channel has done Video's about Starbug 1 from Red Dwarf to the best ship in all the multi-verse of all Science Fiction - the Tardis !!…
BaconCatBug Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
Now do one for ships above 26km :3
chris11211 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
switch the titles of "sovereign" with the "standard class" reapers for mass effect; they have the wrong titles.
Voxoid Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
This is so cool and useful. Thanks.
tobymaxgames Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
High charity? Requiem? any of the HALO installations?
Sterlyn-RWBY Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  New Deviant
Too large to fit on this, he said ships only between 100 meters to 24km. Maybe he could make another with ships over 24km.
LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017
Classic cool and very beautiful
Binkley-Piratepants Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
still need the scale of a vogon ship? it's in my uploads
actualy maybe you can use this:
Veneren426 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
So... much... STUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! personal favorite is the Eclipse (Star Wars)

I'm not entirely sure what possessed you to do this, but it must have been something strong because this does not seem easy in the slightest.
Explorer29 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
This is probably one of the greatest sci fi charts ever constructed. great work dude. On a related note do you think you could put up the Halberd from Kirby and the shield helicarrier from marvel. I would like to see what their approximant sizes are and how they stack up to everything else.
GanymedeSkies Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
I would have thought the Elite Dangerous Capital Ships would have been on this chart, or an Orbis Station...

Despite that, this is AWESOME!
RepublicofRavenswood Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
I'm not completely sure on this, But I think you might have forgotten the "Icarus II" from the movie "Sunshine" (which I'm almost certain is over 100 meters, considering they claimed that the nuke was the size of manhattan, and the ship looked to be 2-3x as long as the bomb is wide) I don't blame you for missing it, if you did, because the movie is not hugely famous (though really, really, good). If it's not too much work, I would like to see it added. Anyhow, great work. I just wish I could find a Mega-size poster of this to hang in my room
adanhamidu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
12th Doctor Dance Speech Bubble - Left speaker 1 She may not be featured on here, and that's ok, since she'd be incredibly tiny in comparision to the outside of all these ships, but my Tardis is the best ship out of all of them in the universe !! . . tiny in comparison to all the ships on this upload when it comes to her Police Box disguise exterior . . but on the inside, the Tardis is a universe all of her own, a universe packed inside a small little box, like Narnia inside a cupboard !! . . on the inside, she's bigger then all the ship's on this upload put together and more so  . . that's my girl !! Speech Bubble - Left speaker 2

Mini Tardis 1st Doctor Dance 2nd Doctor Dance 3rd Doctor Dance 4th Doctor Dance 5th Doctor Dance 6th Doctor Dance 7th Doctor Dance 8th Doctor Dance War Doctor Dance 10th Doctor Dance 11th Doctor Dance

Me and the Tardis, Forbidden Planet, London by DoctorWhoOneMe and the Tardis, Forbidden Planet, london, Saturday 15th August 2015.
jayfeather13579 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to see other less traditional spaceships. Like the lions from Voltron: Legendary Defender! Those still count as space ships, but instead of looking like a UFO they are space lions...I think it would be cool to see stuff like that on here as well to not only show size but different forms as well!
TheJulinator Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
good job, but ... no deathstar?
Axconoll Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
I was thinking the same thing but about Mass Effect. No citadel? Judging by the size of the Ascension though, the Citadel is HUGE af... I imagine the Death Star would be even larger if it is the size of a Moon though. 
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
That would be because it's not a Spaceship, it's a Space Station . . and yes, I am aware the Death Star has an inbuilt hyperdrive, but it is a Space Station, they never refer to them as Spaceships in the Star Wars films as I'm sure your aware.

Plus if you viewed the description, the uploader did give a reason -

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.
TheJulinator Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
yes yes, arguments... but... deathstar :(
StanleyRabbid Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i sure as hell don't care much about that overpriced ball
PaladinPainter Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist

Impressive stuff Cat nods    

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Luisg78 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Where are high charity?
MonBon16 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
This is so impressive!
papounator Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
I'd ask "What about the spear of Adun?" but its obviously too damn big. its bigger than your whole goddamn chart.
BlackViperMWG Featured By Owner Edited Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
In time of this final update, Spear of Adun was not even released. And it would still fit here, with 74,5 km, so vertically.
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