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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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dorashouldprint Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I've been getting back to this pic since 2013, and sharing it a lot on groups on Facebook. Still most awesome, most precise work ever made.
How can I buy the print, OP?
PixiesWeapons Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  New Deviant Student General Artist
Is there a higher quality where the small ships are clearer and we could read the names?
dorashouldprint Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Double click on it and go from a computer.
Fabian42 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019
Good that you limited the maximum size of the spaceships, otherwise the one from the Doctor Who episode "World enough and time" would take up more than 11 times the height of this image!
Nixuizu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
kirkb1660 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019
With the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is Supreme Leader Snoke's flagship, the Supremacy, bigger than the Galactic Empire's Eclipse-Class Super star Destroyer (17500 meters)?
tkulogo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019
Is the Orville in here?
BastienArt Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Professional Photographer
Ok... this is useful... I LIKE THIS!
JackElNewman Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
How many times did it take you ?
I mean research-wise.
TheGreatestShenFan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
saili6 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Student General Artist
me: why isn't there a protoss arkship?
*does some research*
oh, maybe because it's 74KM LONG
17 km wide
9 km tall
JackElNewman Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
that seems like a good explanation.
Galacta-knight-draws Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  New Deviant
It would be amazing if the ships from 2001 a space Odyssey was here, or perhaps I just overlooked it... Its still really cool though!
VSDalSheron Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
we need this as a printable poster!
JackDroid1999 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
I love it but the only problem is that it has NO DEATH STAR!
dasmeo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019
You put ships from Xenosaga but not the Eldridge from Xenogears? or is it that i cant find it here? The wiki says is 270km long
sensualpanda42 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019
png version?
sensualpanda42 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019
Is there a superhigh resolution version?
Tidalforce Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019
Has anyone printed this? If so, what size, resolution, and print service did you use? I tried making a banner via VistaPrint and the words were blurry (maybe because it was on a banner vs paper).
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
Would be a bit meaningless to print this, since it's constantly being updated.
WhydidIcreatethis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  New Deviant
someone needs to make this a wall poster. 
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
That's a good idea, the only downside is, it's constantly getting updated by the user who made it from time to time.
interflecha Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019
hmm what can I tell that has not been said already. 
Amazing, as an art piece an as a resource for us that live with our hearts and minds in stories bigger than ourselves.  
LOLBus101 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Man, I love this. A whole size chart of different ships from sci fi story's, is something that I always wanted to see! 
Pootisman90 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019
Dirk, respond back to this question: what happened to the third zoom?
Synetech Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019
You should color the backgrounds of the different IPs similar to most
Star Trek galaxy maps, to make it easier to identify and locate things.
jcpmarius Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Bravo !
Good job !
shadowzero20 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018
Anything from battltech/mechwarrior in there! Kind hard to tell, I always wondered how they compare to size of Star Wars and halo size ships
sbcontt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
I was gonna request a similar comparison chart for the biggest candidates like Halo, Death Star etc... then I learned about the Brakespeare... 
biocap Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
RonaldN Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018
LEOLANA1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
you're crazy !
Phartnocker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018
Thank you for this, its amazing
DarrenBaker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018
Stupefyingly excellent work. I would loooooove to see just a bit of the curve of the Death Stars in the corners, or bookending, for a true sense of their scale. Also, I hate to be that guy, but... it's "Weyland-Yutani" 😉
EliphasArk Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018
Awsome work but why its blurring when i zoom? (For the name and the size of the ships)
fab-io Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2018
Is it possible to have the complete list of starships (only the text)? Right now, it is impossible to know if one ship is there without looking at the whole picture.
The best would be to have a PDF version with real vector text. It would mean a better rendering and a "searchable" picture.

I was looking for the Firefly Serenity and I still don't know if it is there and didn't find it or if it is missing.
FenrirFreefall Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Student Photographer
Elite Dangerous? plenty of great ship there!
Papygai4ik Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've spent over 1 hour to find ED ships XD I'm so disappointed that i didn't find them...
laxus74 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
The Halo rings and The Ark. Enough said
Looking4Work Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
Doctor Who, Thundercats, Sonic the Hedgehog, and even the interstellar sanitation ship from "Quark"! Incredible!

We are truly unworthy.

(What's that? More than 5 million views!? Yeah. I believe it.)

A-Traditional-Soul Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
godzillaman1234 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey that's Eve Online
FengFuXi26 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Is it weird that I kinda wanna see more IRL spacecraft? Like some of the famous ones like Saturn V and some of the shuttle orbiters?
laxus74 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
They're not even close to this size
XentorAntarix Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018
Good work, sadly only English "saga" ships.  (No Perry Rhodan for example)
ShiroInari03 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
AssArts12 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
ArtyWoodKeeper Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OK SO i may be a newbie:) but THIS ROCKS!!!
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