The Ultimate Science Fiction Spaceship Comparison Chart

Posted Sunday, September 29th, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -5 by

Spaceship comparison chart

Are you curious as to how star ships from various science fiction universes stack up against one another? Is the Battlestar Galactica larger than the Enterprise? How big is a Star Destroyer compared to a Warhammer? To all of us geeks out there these are important questions and Dirk Loechel decided to answer that question for us. After painful research and scraping the Internet for information, we now have the most complete size comparison chart of spaceships to date!

This chart is still a work in progress as there are a few key science fiction pieces missing, but with what IS available so far is impressive! It’s hard to think of any reason to complain because this is just an amazing piece of work. (For a full size version make sure to click through to the Loechel’s Deviant Art page!)

While this chart won’t answer directly who would win in a fight, it should at least give you some ideas on various ships in visual scale comparisons to one another.

Included Universes

  • Star Wars (Expanded universe, G-Canon whereever possible)
  • Star Trek (official stats)
  • Stargate (official stats)
  • EVE Online
  • Warhammer 40,000
  • Babylon 5
  • Robotech/Macross
  • Halo
  • Battlestar Galactica (both series)
  • Firefly/Serenity
  • Farscape
  • Titan A.E.
  • Legend of Galactic Heroes
  • Starship Troopers (TV and Movie)
  • Aliens vs. Predator universe
  • Lexx – The Dark Zone
  • Red Dwarf
  • Event Horizon
  • V
  • The Irresponsible Captain Tyler
  • Martial Successor Nadesico
  • Space Pirate Captain Haarlock
  • Silent Running
  • Independence Day
  • Wall-E (Axiom, Zephyrus and Epiglottus city ships, based on the size calculation here: buy-n-large.livejournal.com/17… )
  • 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 www.sarna.net )
  • Wing Commander (Sizes mostly via wcnews.com )
  • StarCraft (Sizes and ship images taken from: i2.minus.com/idKJOHIciRf0E.jpg )
  • 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)

Future Updates

So are you geeking out with how cool this is? What surprised you the most about these comparisons? Which shows or movies are missing that you would love to see added? Sound off below as I’d love to see your input on what should be added in the future!

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Source: Deviant Art

  • Bruce Gray

    What a great effort. Yep. I soure would like to be notified if this receives any updates. It would make a great poster for my wall, too.