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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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EncrtiaDude Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
That's... That's amazing. Very nice work. I think one of the greatest pieces I've ever seen on DeviantArt so far. Just in awe.
Catdestroyerofworlds Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
It... it's all here...

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axelfirekirby Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
if you had this as a fleet how powerful would you be?
alexichou90 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
over nine thousand
Airplanes7 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about the Orville or the Chimeran battleships from Resistance 2
decoylady90 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  New Deviant
Just got this printed. Ordered a poster style print at Sam's Club 24x36 inches; due to small review print size, I couldn't see if I got it all in...I did cut off the following: not included based on top edge is "starship size" on Left and  "Republic-class star destroyer" on right; at bottom best way to tell where it is cut off is for "the fifth element earth navy battle ship" all you can see is the words the fifth element. Could probably benefit from 2-3 more inches width and 1 more inch in length if the option is available to you. The print itself turned out great and the writing, while tiny, is legible and ships aren't blurry.  
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Smartdonkey: You don't have the Earth colonist sleeper transport vessel "Avalon" (from the movie "Passengers")!!!
Captain Obvious: Duh, this was posted 4 years before that movie was even made, broh.

Bottom of the chart, but thanks for providing Farscape vessels in the comparison. Amazing compilation, kudos!
DarkHermes443 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  New Deviant
Is the death star on here by chance?
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amidst all the blabber up above:

"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 organization, 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"
Selina727 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
Egg Carrier is roughly 550 meters, from Sonic Adventure 1.
ginandra Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2018
hey! Man I haven't touched deviantart in years, I had to go back to my email to have my acount restarted solely for the purpose of this coment!
My godfather's bday is coming up, he is very special to me and I want to give him something meaningful. I really want to give him this print as a present, but when I went to print it, it was pixelated. I was wondering what are the chances of having the whole thing vectorized, I do profesional design in Illustrator, maybe we could work together on this, what do you reckon? 
ELmeiu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  New Deviant
¡ADVERTENCIA! ¡Sigue leyendo! ¡O morirás, incluso si solo miraras la palabra advertencia! Una vez había una niña llamada Clarissa, tenía diez años y vivía en un hospital psiquiátrico, porque mató a su madre y a su padre. Se puso tan mal que fue a matar a todo el personal en el hospital para que el gobierno más decidiera que la mejor idea era deshacerse de ella, por lo que armaron una habitación especial para matarla, lo más humanamente posible pero la máquina no funcionó. que estaban usando salió mal. Y ella permaneció sentada en agonía durante horas hasta que murió. Ahora, todas las semanas, el día de su muerte, regresa con la persona que lee esta carta, un lunes por la noche a las 12:00 a.m. Se arrastra a tu habitación y te mata lentamente, cortándote y mirándote sangrar hasta la muerte. Ahora envíe esto a otras diez imágenes en este sitio, y perseguirá a alguien que no lo haga. Esto no es falso Aparentemente, si copia y pega esto a diez comentarios en los próximos diez minutos, tendrá el mejor día de su vida mañana. Te besarán o te invitarán a salir, si rompes esta cadena verás una pequeña niña muerta en tu habitación esta noche. en 53 minutos alguien dirá que te amo o lo siento
Raszagalex Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wish you gave xiaorobear some credit for the Zerg and Protoss drawings, actually.

StarCraft to Scale by xiaorobear
xiaorobear Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Thank for the shoutout! He did actually have permission from me, we exchanged some messages back in the Heart of the Swarm days, before the whole Field Manual version.
Raszagalex Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some credit would still be nice to see, don't take it in the wrong way. ^^ You worked very hard on your scaling and drawings, and I personally think it's only fair if you're mentioned in the description. Being humble is good, I don't disagree with that, I just think many others would appreciate the models and projects you do on deviantART, if they were aware it was you that contributed to them.

However, I'm very glad that you gave him permission for this masterpiece! It is very impressive and informative, also spikes interest and inspiration, and shows the beautiful contrast between space-things of different universes! The Leviathan is tiny compared to most other ships, makes you rethink whether Zerg truly is master race. ;)
jingzheray Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my g!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DickButtInk2WeBack Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  New Deviant
yeah well those are big but have you seen the size of my weiner
novaawesomesauce Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Is there aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnyyyyyyyyyyyyy chance you could add one more doctor who ship? There happens to be one that's 400 miles long, but I'm not sure where you could get the model from.
Cenomancer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I love charts like these but they must be awfully long to make Oo also, I didn't realize Stargate ships were so little and that there were such bigass ships in Star Wars!
Starmage444 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Incredible piece of work here!  I take it that the Mothership from Independence Day was too big to include here?
SpaceLorenz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing !
R1ckyFri3s Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice! Can anyone visit my Profile? I'm searching new watchers
LukePrickett Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome dude
rajavlitra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Student General Artist
This is iconic at this point.
Tau-Epsilon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018
Yet a type 102 war tardis taking the size of it's interior onto it's exterior beats them all bwahahahahahahaha
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work...

Here is also my work, not so amazing but can be very useful:
illustro Pulsar 2.1 Rainmeter by Pul53dr1v3r
Hasiguchi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
> "Pretty sure I've seen this before, or did my memory play a trick with me?..."
> ©2013-2018 DirkLoechel
> What.

An amazing collection you have here! I haven't really tried sci-fi, despite my tangential interest towards it and the videos that Extra Credit made recently. Maybe you have a recommendation for a beginner to me? I'm familiar with anime aesthetic and like a well-thought-out world, like what a fantasy webnovel
Mother of Learning, for your reference. Additionally I'm not really used watching tv shows or cartoons, but you can recommend those if they are not so intimidating (like having a really old artstyle for a cartoon, for example).

A youtube video shows that you CAN expect a thorough worldbuilding in some games, but I fear that most of them are too heavy for my rather low-end gadgets. Although, I guess you can include old games that are light to be simulated, if somehow there are some. I can simulate PS1 pretty comfortably but not PS2, to display what specification I'm working with.
Plugin848y Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jynxa Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  New Deviant
Never realised Red Dwarf was supposed to be massive. I always thought it was the size of a cruise ship.

I don't see the ships from Explorers or Innerspace.
toonbat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Too bad my favorite starship is too small for this chart.  I'm talking, of course, of the Trimaxion Drone Ship from Flight of the Navigator.  So classy.
agnosticObserver Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  New Deviant
ok you win ...
This is a great picture.  I've always wondered, is there some way to buy a printed copy?  Is it even practical to have a printed version (due to size and all)?

Edit:  Never mind, found where others have asked and legal issues were mentioned.
jdstephens2 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Faved for the Red Dwarf!
Weegeesarus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Student General Artist
Is Andromeda up here? Could've sworn I saw it at one point but I cant seem to find it.
Giallo86 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
this is the real definition of art deviation, sometime I come here to che check this piece :D
smackcakes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!!! Nice to see Final Fantasy make the cut. THE blue Whale ship that you chase Kefka to the moon in...... oh shit, is my nerd showing?
DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm legitimately wondering if the Tectonic Carrier and Aurura from Shadow Raiders would make this list. 
Zarminian Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
There is something wrong with this fallic things blown out of proportions.
Cynical2DD Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
You always look at these things and question, how and where did they get all these resources and how long did it take to build them?
ConstableMerle Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
Totally amazing source for fans. I know this has been around (in various forms) for a while, but it remains one of my faves. Thanks for doing this.
maverag Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
why is the pillar of autumn from the halo series missed out
daver89 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  New Deviant
UNSC Pillar of Autumn was a Halcyon-class light cruiser in the UNSC Navy

Size Comparison   Science Fiction Spaceships By Di by daver89  
Coordinates - 2380, 4020
Sun1Dayartist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats so epic
orbitaldr0p Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
nooo where are the Elite Dangerous ships...
Andresalaz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  New Deviant
Where did you get all this information from? Have you compiled a single data set with all of this information?
Blastzero Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018
Are the Kaiju tiny? Because I can't fined them.
Dylantriskel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Dirk! Congrats for this wonderful job. Are you thinking into add the new star destroyers and dreadnoughts from the Star wars the Last Jedi film? 
wangxiaolin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
HHIA 你可以给我一份飞船的图包吗  我希望这些强大的飞船成为我设计作业中的一份子 那将是非常棒的,
RonaldMangan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where's the uss enterprise?
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