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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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Phartnocker Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you for this, its amazing
DarrenBaker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  New Deviant
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  New Deviant
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  New Deviant
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 2 days ago  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  New Deviant
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  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
AssArts12 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
KayARTition Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Professional Writer
OK SO i may be a newbie:) but THIS ROCKS!!!
WolfgirllovesPrince Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
DiarideSix Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Technology goes too far.  Cost of trillion dollars for million metal part.
mamadee1971 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Unless, I've overlooked it, I don't see Shep's "Flying V" guitar shaped spaceship (Interstella 5555). And I do not see Captain Harlock's Arcadia spaceship.
But, I do love the collection of spaceships you have, including Ulysses 31 and Futurama's . 🛸🚀
mamadee1971 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Okay, so I see Harlock's Arcadia, but still don't see Shep's ship.
Sushiprincess Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Perry Rhodan fehlt! Da gibt es definitiv kanonische Angaben - aber ich freue mich, dass das Star Wars-EU und die Lexx mit drin sind. 

P.S. Weiß nicht, ob sie schon drin ist oder aus deinem Raster fällt, aber die elysium aus Pandorum wäre cool!
TGMProductions Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Holy fucking damn.
Warlord103 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
Hey there, you've done a wonderful job. But it would be cool to get this with a transparent background. Would that be possible?
4618799 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  New Deviant
SpetsnazGRU Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
EVE online brought me here
jochen3030 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  New Deviant
Really, really a great work! But i sadly missed anything from "The longest and one of the oldest SiFi Series ever made", named: Perry Rhodan!…

And yes! There are still many technical drawings available for many of the Ships, like the "Sol", the "Basic" and many, many more! I would really love to see some of them in here!

With greetings from Germany ;-)
Implicit-Bookcarrier Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful job... looks like a ton of work was put into this.... however, its in meters.. everyone know when we go to space the only measuring units will be US Customary and all Aliens will speak English.
Lichti004 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
FullMoonsBreath Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018   Photographer
imho, it would be great to add Behemoth/Nauvoo from tvshow "the expanse", based on great books j.corey
KnytGrey Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018
By the great galaxies! It's magnificent!
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
Just gave a mention to your upload on this brand new one I've just uploaded today.

Step into the Universe of Science Fiction by DoctorWhoOne

- - Step Into The Universe Of Science Fiction - -
Blickerx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018
I thought the Eclipse is also 19km long.
Teasealot Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
I sent you the official image of the Vogon Constructor (TV Series, not the film version) which shows the dimensions over 2 YEARS ago. You never responded.
Master-Sora-King Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you measure these?
Armchair-Commenter46 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
I have seen this image so many times back when I was first discovering the internet. 
Nuenue17 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Didn't even know this was possible 😯
Earth-742 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Student General Artist
HerobrineGM Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Student Artist
Heh my one is larger ;]
Nerfomania Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
Will be the Andromeda universe added to this pick?
Ironymus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
the andromeda is in the picture. Just above the independence day city destroyer mothership
Rick-4F Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, the Eve online Amarr Titan just pops-out over the rest. Played it for 6 years until I realized it was a second job, had to prioritize one. Still follow it, once in you can never leave. :)

Nice job, must have taken ages to put together. 
erjonmarinaj Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rifleman101 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018
Are you willing to add Warframe ships?
JohnBobert01 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
Dang, I had no idea the keyship was even close to that size, thanks.
Eduardo-Michelini Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
waiting for District 9 update! :-)
CreeperMaster343 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
yeah, the keyship is quite big
laxus74 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
laxus74 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
Well it powers High Charity so i should be
justinedavis426 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Omfg someone actually made this!?!? Wow my brain hurts this is beautiful!
finious Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
First, I LOVE this. Second, do you have a sortable list or spreadsheet online somewhere with all the ships in this illustration? If so, where can I find it? If not, I was thinking of making one with maybe a key so you can easily find the section of the illustration where that ship is found.
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