The Biggest Comparison Of Sci-Fi Spaceships Ever Is Complete At Last

At last, it's done. The biggest spaceship size chart ever created is now complete and fully operational. 4268x5690 pixels of technological terror that includes everything from the smaller Star War ships to EVE. According to its author, this is the last update. It's epic.

From the author, Dirk Loechel:

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 regularly.
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.

Click here and get lost in it, my friends. It's awesome.

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Comments

    What is this.... a size chart for ants??? haha!

      Right Click on bottom image and open in a new window/tab...BIG IMAGE!!

      Sorry, guys. US story didn't have direct links. I've added them in.

    Added Freespace, Stargate and X3, good lord it's perfect :D

    htf do I know which belongs to which damn ship?!

    No red dwarf?

      Left hand side, 3/4's down.

        Nice :)

        It is hard to line up some of the tags with the ship though isn't it?

    Until next year with Star Wars Episode 7! Then two years later with Episode 8! Then Episode 9! And Star Trek 3! And... you know it keeps going and going.

    Those Independence Day Aliens sure knew how to roll. And to think, the City Destroyer was just a fraction of the size of the Mothership!

      I'm not convinced the city destroyer was 24km wide. But then with the differing angles and perspectives, it'd very hard to get a grasp on it.
      By the dimensions in the pic, I am guessing that rectangle portion of the side is about 3km high, which would make the battle scenes give yet another set of dimensions.

      It would also mean that it's dimensions over cities would put it in less than strategic positions. Rather than being over the opera house which is almost on the coast, it should be somewhere like Strathfield.
      It would also mean the image of the downed city destroyer over Sydney at the end of the movie (despite not having any Sydney buildings apart from the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge) it would have crashed somewhere in the Pacific off the coast.

    Where is the TARDIS?

      Q: And where's TARDIS?
      A: It's both too large and too small for the chart.

      Whilst I agree that no starship chart should be without the best ship in the universe
      There are no ships less than 10m long, the Tardis would be less than one pixel.

      4268*5690 pixels, at 72ppi, so the image is 2m x 1.5m printed!

        And the interior would take up the entire chart, so that's out of the question as well.

      From the description on the dA article page.

      "Q: And where's TARDIS?
      A: It's both too large and too small for the chart."

    Needs more Star Citizen :P

      SC ships are too small. The Bengal carrier on here (above Independence Day ship) is tiny.

        Well spotted. The Bengal was what I had in mind, maybe some of the Vanduul ships which are bigger.

    No Death Star?

      While it is mobile, A New Hope describes the Death Star as a Space Station. As such, it's omitted, as are all other space stations. There are other mobile space stations that are also omitted (such as the Troy from John Ringo's Hot Gate books - and come to think of it DS9 from Star Trek is moved to a location near the wormhole after the pilot.)

      That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

      There are many, many more actual spacecraft that are missing - Rama, for example; New York from Blish's Cities in Flight; the ridiculous variety found in E. E. Doc Smith's books; and many others.

      I'm not sure that it's possible to produce a really comprehensive poster of space ship designs. There are too many universes out there, being updated too often. This is a pretty impressive attempt, however - you have to give him credit for trying.

        Space stations that move vs ships that become bases is an interesting debate, seeing as Atlantis is there.

          To be honest I think calling the Death Star a space station is incorrect; a space station stays in one place ("stays on station") whereas a spaceship is required to move to perform its core function.

          The Death Star has to move around to perform its design function (blowing up planets) so should be regarded as a space ship. However, the movies themselves call it a space station.

          If you're going to include the Death Star, though, you also need to include Dahak from Weber's Imperium universe, which is disguised as our Moon (and is also designed to move around). Fitting the Moon into the diagram would only work as a background.

    No Star Trek Defiant or Runabout Class, despite them meeting the 10m+ requirement, and being key plot features of DS9

    Spaceball 1 is above/right of the Independence Day ship..

    I like you.

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