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17th Sep '16 7:13:49 AM TomWalpertac2
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* The ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'' was over 1.5 km, the ''Pegasus'' over 1.7.
** even the ''scale model'' used in the Classic series was over 6 feet long!

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* ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'': Captain Neal Foster's ship ''Folly'' is described as being something like 2 km long.
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* The ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'' was over 1.5 km, the ''Pegasus'' over 1.7.
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** even the ''scale model'' used in the Classic series was over 6 feet long!long!
14th Sep '16 2:00:26 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/EndersGame'' prequel ''Earth Unaware'' the Formic mothership is at least a kilometer in diameter.

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* In the ''Literature/EndersGame'' prequel ''Earth Unaware'' ''Literature/EarthUnaware'' the Formic mothership is at least a kilometer in diameter.
7th Sep '16 7:49:53 AM Koveras
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* While its exact measurements are never given, the [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]] for ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' estimate the Saint's Cradle to be "several kilometers" in length.

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* While its exact measurements are never given, the [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]] for ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' estimate the Saint's Cradle to Cradle--the flagship and mobile palace of the Ancient Belkan Saint Kings--to be "several kilometers" in length.
7th Sep '16 7:49:15 AM Koveras
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* While its exact measurements are never given, the [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]] for ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' estimate the Saint's Cradle to be "several kilometers" in length.
14th Aug '16 10:54:01 AM Jake
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* ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier'' gives us the ''Starfarer 1''. It's not a mile long, but an overall length of slightly under 300 metres is quite something for a society whose technology is TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture relative to contemporary Earth. She ''has'' to be that size to carry enough fuel and other consumables for a multi-year interstellar mission.
9th Aug '16 6:24:58 PM Lopiny
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* Battleplates in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' are starfaring triangles with 8km sides and a hull 1km thick. They were built to either prevent catastrophic meteor impacts, or to cause something closely resembling one, depending on deployment.

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* Battleplates in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' are starfaring triangles with 8km sides and a hull 1km thick. They were built to either prevent catastrophic meteor impacts, or to cause something closely resembling one, depending on deployment. They're not the only ones, of course; Petey's got a few that seem to be even bigger, including an "Extortionator" that has an antimatter power generator about as big as a battleplate in itself, but the latter are the only ones that get precise measurements.
8th Aug '16 7:09:16 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The trope becomes evident as early as the final level of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' when one of the waypoints during your escape from the ''Pillar of Autumn'' is over a kilometer away. The ''Autumn's'' official length is [[MythologyGag 1.17]] km. The colony ship ''Spirit of Fire'' from ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' is 3.5 km long, and the experimental vessel ''Infinity'' is 5.7 km long, capable of carrying an army and ten internally docked frigates, and was meant to be Plan B if Earth was destroyed. Human ships' main weapons are magnetic accelerator cannons (read: coilguns), so the trope makes sense for similar reasons as in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', above.

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** The trope becomes evident as early as the final level of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' when one of the waypoints during your escape from the ''Pillar of Autumn'' is over a kilometer away. The ''Autumn's'' official length is [[MythologyGag 1.17]] km. The colony ship ''Spirit of Fire'' from ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' is 3.5 km long, and the experimental vessel ''Infinity'' is 5.7 km long, with the latter capable of carrying an army and ten internally docked frigates, and as it was meant to be Plan B if Earth was destroyed. Human ships' main weapons are magnetic accelerator cannons (read: coilguns), so the trope makes sense for similar reasons as in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', above.''Franchise/MassEffect''.



** And then there's the Forerunner ''Fortress''-class vessels, which are 50 kilometers long. Later, in Forerunner-Flood war, ''Fortress''-class reach new height with 100 km long vessels, pushing them into PlanetSpaceship territory.
** Then there's the ''Mantle's Approach'', the Didact's personal flagship, which is vertically oriented and is a truly absurd 371.4 km tall. And 142.7 km long. The Visual Guide casually mentions that it isn't even the largest Forerunner ship.

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** And then Then there's the Forerunner ''Fortress''-class vessels, which are 50 kilometers long. Later, in the Forerunner-Flood war, ''Fortress''-class ''Fortress''-classes reach new height with 100 km long vessels, pushing them into PlanetSpaceship territory.
** Then there's
territory. There's also the Forerunner Keyship/Dreadnought from the original trilogy, which is "only" 11.41 km long.
** All the above are topped in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' by
''Mantle's Approach'', the Didact's personal flagship, which is vertically oriented and is a truly absurd 371.4 km tall. And 142.7 km long. The Visual Guide casually mentions that it isn't even the largest Forerunner ship.
27th Jul '16 3:54:42 PM nombretomado
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* In TheBBC's ''Earthsearch'', the starship ''Challenger'' [[spoiler:and its sister ship ''Challenger II'']] is 10 miles long and capable of terraforming entire planets. Pity it's ruled by a pair of psychotic computers.

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* In TheBBC's Creator/TheBBC's ''Earthsearch'', the starship ''Challenger'' [[spoiler:and its sister ship ''Challenger II'']] is 10 miles long and capable of terraforming entire planets. Pity it's ruled by a pair of psychotic computers.
12th Jul '16 1:02:07 AM jormis29
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* The ambitious ''Battlefield 2142'' mod ''VideoGame/FirstStrike'' prides itself on modelling all Star Wars assets to scale -- from 300 metres long corvettes and other small ships to the immobile, but very heavily armed 1600 metres Imperial Star Destroyer. To get a sense of how big this is, a BF veteran can consider that BF 2142 maps were typically 1-2 kilometres in length.

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* The ambitious ''Battlefield 2142'' ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' mod ''VideoGame/FirstStrike'' prides itself on modelling all Star Wars assets to scale -- from 300 metres long corvettes and other small ships to the immobile, but very heavily armed 1600 metres Imperial Star Destroyer. To get a sense of how big this is, a BF veteran can consider that BF 2142 maps were typically 1-2 kilometres in length.
13th Jun '16 6:15:28 PM SSJMagus
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** By the ''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'' comics, ships of SSD scale are seen as AwesomeButImpractical (without a galaxy-sized tax base they cost too much to operate) and no longer in use. The Fel Empire's warship of choice is the ''Pellaeon''-class star destroyer, which is about the same length as an ''Imperial''-class but more massive. But when Darth Krayt seizes power, his Empire introduces the larger ''Imperious''-class (exactly how it compares to the previous era's Super Star Destroyers is uncertain, but it's bigger than any contemporary warships)...and [[LaResistance the Alliance]] promptly steals the first ship from him.

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** By the ''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'' comics, ships of SSD scale are seen as AwesomeButImpractical (without a galaxy-sized tax base they cost too much to operate) and no longer in use. The Fel Empire's warship of choice is the ''Pellaeon''-class star destroyer, which is about the same length as an ''Imperial''-class but more massive. But when Darth Krayt seizes power, his Empire introduces the larger ''Imperious''-class (exactly how it compares to the previous era's Super Star Destroyers is uncertain, but it's bigger than any contemporary warships)...and [[LaResistance the Alliance]] [[GrandTheftPrototype promptly steals the first ship from him.him]].
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