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20th Jan '18 9:49:27 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In the Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog series, Dr. Eggman's philosophy of building large vehicles is "go big or go home," though he is more likely to build ''airships'' that are miles long, such as Wing Fortress in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', Flying Battery in ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'', Egg Carrier and Egg Carrier 2 in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', and Final Fortress in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', than spaceships. If Eggman wants to operate from space, most of the time, he builds a space station instead. The series is also no stranger to enormously large ocean-faring vessels too: In addition to the Egg Carriers being able to travel by sea if needed, there are Huge Crisis and [[FlyingDutchman Haunted Ship]] from the VideoGame/SonicRushSeries.
10th Jan '18 11:35:10 AM AtomicSorcerer
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** According to [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkt7TE1CIAAH3Fm.jpg:large an image in one of the devs' Twitter feeds]], Voth ''Citadel''-class dreadnoughts measure up at a bit less than nine kilometers long and nearly five kilometers wide, while the ''Bulwark''-class battleship is just short of a kilometer. And then there's the Fortress ship in "The Breach", which is in PlanetSpaceship territory, measuring in at 134,500 ''kilometers''.

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** According to [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkt7TE1CIAAH3Fm.jpg:large an image in one of the devs' Twitter feeds]], Voth ''Citadel''-class dreadnoughts measure up at a bit less than nine kilometers long and nearly five kilometers wide, while the ''Bulwark''-class battleship is just short of a kilometer. And then there's the Fortress ship in "The Breach", which is in PlanetSpaceship territory, measuring in at 134,500 ''kilometers''.134 kilometers.
10th Jan '18 9:43:07 AM Mxme
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** Borg cubes are generally built around 3 kilometers cubed. ([[CaptainObvious That means cube root 3 or 1.44 km for all six sides.]]) The Borg Tactical Cube shown in one of the final episodes of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is five times larger.

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** Borg cubes are generally built around 3 kilometers cubed. 27 cubic km. ([[CaptainObvious That means cube root 3 or 1.44 km 3km for all six sides.]]) twelve edges]]) The Borg Tactical Cube shown in one of the final episodes of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is five times larger.
6th Jan '18 1:49:30 AM Mxme
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** Borg cubes are generally built around 3 kilometers cubed. ([[CaptainObvious That means 3 km for all six sides.]]) The Borg Tactical Cube shown in one of the final episodes of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is five times larger.

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** Borg cubes are generally built around 3 kilometers cubed. ([[CaptainObvious That means cube root 3 or 1.44 km for all six sides.]]) The Borg Tactical Cube shown in one of the final episodes of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is five times larger.
1st Jan '18 7:17:24 AM EDP
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** Jump-capable warships in general are this, as the jump drives of most races tend to be rather large (aside the First Ones, only Vree, Centauri and Minbari can make small ones), and even miniaturized drives are such power hogs that such small ships need to sacrifice weapons to make space for the reactors (only the Minbari can make jump capable ''practical'' warships, and even they prefer larger ones).
3rd Dec '17 9:56:04 AM Scoutstr295
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The infamous ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyers are 1,600 meters long, or approximately one mile, while Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer ''Executor'' was 19 kilometers, taking this trope quite literally UpToEleven. As a real-world comparison, this makes ''Executor'' roughly the size of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Manhattan]]. [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/a-super-star-destroyer-is-manhattan-sized-1726012171 Literally.]] Then we come to the sequel trilogy and Supreme Leader Snoke's personal flagship, the Mega Star Destroyer ''Supremacy'', which is a whopping 60 kilometers, or ''thirty-seven miles'', from port to starboard, meaning it would be only slightly smaller in size than ''Yellowstone National Park''.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The infamous ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyers are 1,600 meters long, or approximately one mile, while Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer ''Executor'' was 19 kilometers, taking this trope quite literally UpToEleven. As a real-world comparison, this makes ''Executor'' roughly the size of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Manhattan]]. [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/a-super-star-destroyer-is-manhattan-sized-1726012171 Literally.]] Then we come to the sequel trilogy and Supreme Leader Snoke's personal flagship, the Mega Star Destroyer ''Supremacy'', which is a whopping 60 kilometers, or ''thirty-seven miles'', from port to starboard, meaning it would be only slightly smaller in size than ''Yellowstone National Park''.span the exact width of ''Rhode Island''.
3rd Dec '17 9:54:45 AM Scoutstr295
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The infamous ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyers are 1,600 meters long, or approximately one mile, while Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer ''Executor'' was 19 kilometers, taking this trope quite literally UpToEleven. As a real-world comparison, this makes ''Executor'' roughly the size of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Manhattan]]. [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/a-super-star-destroyer-is-manhattan-sized-1726012171 Literally.]] Then we come to the sequel trilogy and Supreme Leader Snoke's personal flagship, the Mega Star Destroyer ''Supremacy'', which is a whopping 60 kilometers, or ''thirty-seven miles'', from port to starboard, meaning ''it would span the width of Rhode Island in real life''.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The infamous ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyers are 1,600 meters long, or approximately one mile, while Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer ''Executor'' was 19 kilometers, taking this trope quite literally UpToEleven. As a real-world comparison, this makes ''Executor'' roughly the size of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Manhattan]]. [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/a-super-star-destroyer-is-manhattan-sized-1726012171 Literally.]] Then we come to the sequel trilogy and Supreme Leader Snoke's personal flagship, the Mega Star Destroyer ''Supremacy'', which is a whopping 60 kilometers, or ''thirty-seven miles'', from port to starboard, meaning ''it it would span the width of Rhode Island be only slightly smaller in real life''. size than ''Yellowstone National Park''.
3rd Dec '17 9:50:07 AM Scoutstr295
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The infamous ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyers are 1,600 meters long, or approximately one mile, while Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer ''Executor'' was 19 kilometers, taking this trope quite literally UpToEleven. As a real-world comparison, this makes ''Executor'' roughly the size of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Manhattan]]. [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/a-super-star-destroyer-is-manhattan-sized-1726012171 Literally.]] However, the ''Venator''-classes shown in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' were only 1,137 meters and apparently capable of landing. The ''Series/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] adds many more examples, some of which are found under Literature. The Galactic Empire has the {{justifi|edTrope}}cation of the Tarkin Doctrine: a MileLongShip is imposing and scary and symbolic of the Empire's might. Certain Rebel ships match or exceed the ISD in length: Admiral Ackbar's flagship ''Home One'' is nearly four kilometers, though as Mon Calamari Star Cruisers are custom-built they vary pretty widely in length. The most common variety (the "winged" cruiser exemplified by ''Liberty'', the second Death Star's first victim) are 1,200 meters long.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The infamous ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyers are 1,600 meters long, or approximately one mile, while Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer ''Executor'' was 19 kilometers, taking this trope quite literally UpToEleven. As a real-world comparison, this makes ''Executor'' roughly the size of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Manhattan]]. [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/a-super-star-destroyer-is-manhattan-sized-1726012171 Literally.]] However, Then we come to the ''Venator''-classes shown in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' were only 1,137 meters sequel trilogy and apparently capable of landing. The ''Series/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] adds many more examples, some of Supreme Leader Snoke's personal flagship, the Mega Star Destroyer ''Supremacy'', which are found under Literature. The Galactic Empire has is a whopping 60 kilometers, or ''thirty-seven miles'', from port to starboard, meaning ''it would span the {{justifi|edTrope}}cation width of the Tarkin Doctrine: a MileLongShip is imposing and scary and symbolic of the Empire's might. Rhode Island in real life''.
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Certain Rebel ships match or exceed the ISD Star Destroyers in length: Admiral Ackbar's flagship ''Home One'' is nearly four kilometers, though as Mon Calamari Star Cruisers are custom-built they vary pretty widely in length. The most common variety (the "winged" cruiser exemplified by ''Liberty'', the second Death Star's first victim) are 1,200 meters long.long.
** The ''Series/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] adds many more examples, some of which are found under Literature.
15th Nov '17 9:49:05 AM ChronoLegion
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* The Mothership from ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'', which the fluff says is [[WildMassGuessing somewhere]] between 7 and 15 kilometers "tall"[[note]]relative to the direction its main engines face, see its entry's page picture for details[[/note]]. It has a major case of UnitsNotToScale in-game, however, but still measures a good three in-universe kilometers... Or rather [[FantasticMeasurementSystem "kloms"]], whose relationship to an Earth kilometer is never mentioned.

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* The Mothership from ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'', which the fluff says is [[WildMassGuessing somewhere]] between 7 and 15 kilometers "tall"[[note]]relative to the direction its main engines face, see its entry's page picture for details[[/note]]. It has a major case of UnitsNotToScale in-game, however, but still measures a good three in-universe kilometers... Or rather [[FantasticMeasurementSystem "kloms"]], whose relationship to an Earth kilometer is never mentioned. The [[{{Precursors}} Progenitor]] Mothership, whose remains are discovered in one mission of the second game, is utterly ''huge''. The "Dreadnought" that the Hiigarans recover from the remains was actually once stored in the Progenitor Mothership's ''cargo bay''. Then again, everything the Progenitors did was on a massive scale.
5th Nov '17 1:09:18 PM WillKeaton
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* The International Space Station, our current largest spaceship (technically; its rockets are only to help keep it in orbit), is around a tenth of a kilometer wide, and around 1/14 kilometer long (according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki). This sounds more impressive than it is, due to the space station's shape (some of the length comes from the arrays of solar panels on either end) [[note]]The living space has been described as a six-bedroom house[[/note]].

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* The International Space Station, our current largest spaceship (technically; its rockets are only to help keep it in orbit), is around a tenth of a kilometer wide, and around 1/14 kilometer long (according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki). This sounds more impressive than it is, due to the space station's shape (some of the length comes from the arrays of solar panels on either end) end).[[note]]The living space has been described as a six-bedroom house[[/note]].
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