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swphreak
03-12-2007, 09:54 PM
I was on my way to class, but got stopped by a train, so my mind started to wonder...

Those Star Destroyers are freaking huge. Go walk a mile and you've walked the length of an ISD. Hop in a car and drive for 10 miles, you've just drove the length of the Executor.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is only 317ish meters. Whereas the Tantive IV is 150m, and the Nebulan-B is 300m.

Just some stuff that blew my mind while I should have been paying attention to where I was driving.



Here's a little image I found awhile ago. It's by some guy in 2003, and it has all sorts of ships. Just a note, he made out the Executor to be 17km, but it's still huge.

Yeah, it's RapidShare, wait 50 seconds. Don't want to overload my little webspace. File is about 6megs. (http://rapidshare.com/files/20760618/Sci-Fi_Ship_Comparison.png)

BongoBob
03-12-2007, 10:02 PM
I was on my way to class, but got stopped by a train, so my mind started to wonder...

Stories never end well when they start off like that :p

You're right though, it's kind of mind blowing to think of. And what about all the innocent workers building the second death star :p

Jeff
03-12-2007, 10:11 PM
That is a sweet image. I guess I never really thought about how big star destroyers in Star Wars really were.

Monkey Mania
03-13-2007, 12:10 AM
They are six miles long.

milo
03-13-2007, 01:08 AM
Holy fack. That's pretty big.

I wanna see the Death Star now.

Fish.Stapler
03-13-2007, 02:32 AM
I didn't look very hard, but was there a Internation Space Station vs. Death Star comparison? I only gave it a cursory glance. It'd be like Rat vs. Lion o.0.

acdcfanbill
03-13-2007, 02:45 AM
hrm, is it anything like this? http://www.merzo.net/

Dagobahn Eagle
03-13-2007, 03:57 AM
The Imperator class is 1,6 kilometers, or exactly one mile.
The Executor class is 17 kilometers, or about 10.5 miles.

And that Enterprise-Executor shot just took my breath away. Makes you wonder if humans will ever build anything that big.

Pie™
03-13-2007, 05:15 AM
Stories never end well when they start off like that :p

You're right though, it's kind of mind blowing to think of. And what about all the innocent workers building the second death star :p
They were independent contractors, and thus chose to be there. They knew the risk they were taking when they agreed to work on a giant battlestation.

Pho3nix
03-13-2007, 06:48 AM
Death Star II still takes the grand prize.

900km. That's ****ing HUGE.

jon_hill987
03-13-2007, 09:26 AM
Death Star II still takes the grand prize.

900km. That's ****ing HUGE.

Not as big as the halo - 10000 km

There should be some more Stargate ships included, the Atlantis City ship was impressive, as was Anubis' Flagship and the Ori Supergate.

Mike Windu
03-13-2007, 09:47 AM
Just some more perspective for you:

it takes around 15 minutes to walk a mile, at a slightly brisk pace.
it takes an average of 7 minutes to run/jog it, faster depending on your athletic ability

10 miles takes over an hour to run (this is coming from a cross country runner)

ridiculous. Why would you need a ship that big? :p I hope they have like... vehicles to drive around in the ships.

swphreak
03-13-2007, 09:57 AM
hrm, is it anything like this? http://www.merzo.net/

I don't think they're the same guy, but I like the image I linked to because it has them all there on a giant image. I don't like merzo's style.

There should be some more Stargate ships included, the Atlantis City ship was impressive, as was Anubis' Flagship and the Ori Supergate.

I can't find where it says how big Atlantis really is, or the other Stargate ships.

jon_hill987
03-13-2007, 10:00 AM
Another large ship is Red Dwarf - 6 miles (10 km) long, 5 miles (8 km) tall, and 4 miles (6 km) wide. In one episode Rimmer went on a two week hiking holiday to the engine rooms.

RoxStar
03-13-2007, 06:04 PM
Not as big as the halo - 10000 km

There should be some more Stargate ships included, the Atlantis City ship was impressive, as was Anubis' Flagship and the Ori Supergate.

Halo had a big hole in it though :p

Commander Obi-Wan
03-13-2007, 07:10 PM
That's crazy huge. It's quite neat when you put things like that into perspective.

Thank for the image. :)

TiE23
03-13-2007, 08:34 PM
Just some more perspective for you:

it takes around 15 minutes to walk a mile, at a slightly brisk pace.
it takes an average of 7 minutes to run/jog it, faster depending on your athletic ability

10 miles takes over an hour to run (this is coming from a cross country runner)

ridiculous. Why would you need a ship that big? :p I hope they have like... vehicles to drive around in the ships.

That's why Segways are standard equipment for Storm Troopers.

BongoBob
03-13-2007, 11:08 PM
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Someone needs to photoshop that. Now.