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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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Ch1lly1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are up to it, you should make the Leviathan from Destiny 2. It's a planet eating ship.
Brachism Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
It would be cool to have a 24" x 36" or 40" x 60" poster of this. Has anyone printed or had it printed to that size?  How well did it come out?  If it does scale that big, any suggestions on where to get a quality print?  Thanks,
NightHowla Featured By Owner 4 days ago
secret is all of those already exist right now .  LMAO
DaisyMarmalade Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
Fireflies Serenity
chaosbiker Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
would love to see one without the supersized ships, so ships like Serenity can be included.
And perhaps one with jsut the fighters, so we can see the X-Wing and such
maukey Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
XDarkDragonX Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no star citizen ships yet?
Draxiss Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
There's something off about the profile view of the Shadow Battlecrab/Warship (Babylon 5). It appears that the top section is shorter than it should be. Having extensively examined Shadow Vessels in Babylon 5, the top spines should protrude further forward than the next spines down. 
Draxiss Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Um. Also, holy hippity-hoppity-heck, this is amazing. 
Jeffyuan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Freelancer ,:) (Smile) 
bluryfever Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
i tried to find the Drej mother ship and instead found the Titan ..... either way i'm very happy (this is utterly amazing btw)
WonderWolf365 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  New Deviant Student Artist
OMG soo many ships sooo cool
PorcelainMalice Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Babylon 5 is in thiiiis......

(Also This should have LEXX :P )
PorcelainMalice Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
NEVERMIND. Didnt see it first time around. Youre awesome <3
UmbreonBandana Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017   Artist
How about the planet-eating ship, The Leviathan, from Destiny 2?
TitanfallFan51 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  New Deviant
Does anyone know where the USG Ishimura is
dushess Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago
To the left from Independence day City destroyer.
TitanfallFan51 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Thanks :)
freshhellg Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's the Osiris from Freelancer?
XanothAvaeth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
Nice work, It's great to see a comparison of all these even if estimates are needed.  
I guess for the super-massive you'd need a new image, as the Death Star, or larger Eldar Craftworlds dwarf even the largest of ships on the current image [I was surprised by the actual sizes listed for these when I went looking, even if no specifics are given for Craftworlds, they are effectively flying planets].
OokamiKageGinGetsu Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
You could almost fit the Vorlon Planet Killer in there, with about 2,400 meters left off. If you turned the Independence Day mother ship sideways, you would still need about 14 times as much to fit it in there.
OokamiKageGinGetsu Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
Now I'm of a mind to write a sci-fi story involving a giant ship even larger.
Rarefacer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man! Is totally a jewell.
ceezyarts Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
stargate525 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ceezyarts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy molly
Skully-Izzy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Where is the ishimura?
ZeRivvie Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ishimura is above the left side of that big Independent Day flying saucer
JadeGreen17 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Student General Artist
I found an error. The ship near the nose assertor dreadnaught isn't an invisible hand battlecruiser. That's a munificent class star frigate.
Sovereing2027 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Can you add Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous ships pls
DeadSomething Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
keep up the good work! :)
It's a shame, 40k-Ships come without any reliable source for sizes and most wikis contain contradincting information calling "fregattes small", but give them the same length as a battlecuiser...
BlindandMad Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
I too would I have like to get my hands on an official and detailed book around the Ships of WH40k
I've been looking around it from time to time and I've heard anything from 3km long escort ships to them being around 900 meters.
Once I came across that the Bucephelus, the emperors flagship was supposed to be the size of Europe (on the lexicanium  i think) only to later hear from reddit that it was only 25km.
JoebertLazano Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jburnstudios Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
holy mother of pearl.... :faint:
prose4ever Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  New Deviant
Looking over the Transformers section, I have noticed you have missed the Autobot Ark (Gen 1, or DOTM).
samguy13 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Student Photographer
The Death Star really isn’t a ship. It’s a space station. I’m glad you didn’t include it
Novaprime12 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
no enterprise j universe class
FarscapeOne Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  New Deviant
This is AMAZING, I mean Star Wars and Star Trek are obvious but you added Warhammer 40K, awesome, what is latest poster showing most ships, how big is poster and how do I buy one from you?  I'm new to this DeviantArt forum.
BelatedGamer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
I may have overlooked them, but do have you covered any Blake's 7 ship on here yet?
barefootliam Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
haha but i don't think Liberator was all that large, and it may've been the largest. I miss Zen, though :D
AutobotPower Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2017
The Nemesis here is from War for Cybertron, right? There is too the Nemesis from TF:Animated with almost 4800 mt (According to thr Alspark Almanac 1 almost 3 miles)
AMclaren12CandR8V10 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2017  Student Artist
Ok.... Where is Serenity in all this?

Edit Of course, Now that I ask this, I find the Alliance Ships.... Now where is Serenity herself?
Pootisman90 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Only 82 meters long, the smallest "ship" here is the ISS, at 100 meters. Anything smaller than that is not here (including Serenity, the Falcon, an Arwing, a runabout, fighters, most shuttles...).
Do you think the Alliance ships sizes are correct? Because the wiki says that those meters are actually feet.
AMclaren12CandR8V10 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Student Artist
Damn. Well, at least I did find the firefly section.
Pootisman90 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
But their sizes are not confirmed.
Arcanethink Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Can you add Space Battleship Yamato ?…
Arcanethink Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Can you add Space Battleship Yamato from Space Battleship Yamato 2199

Here's the opening…

Google images has plenty of detailed models too.
photoedfade Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this may be the biggest science fiction size chart ever!
finnigan16 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Comprehensive AF!! Great job!!
MissWoo77 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Is it possible to purchase  a print of the starship size chart?
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