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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]].
13th Jun '16 6:14:04 PM SSJMagus
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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. However, the ''Venator''-classes shown in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' were only 1,137 meters and apparently capable of landing. The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' 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.

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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 ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' 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.
17th May '16 1:57:08 PM FernFromChtio
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* The whole story of ''ComicBook/{{Pouvoirpoint}}'' takes place on board the Entreprise-2061, a starship so big that it extends beyond the frames and we never see the full picture.
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6th May '16 11:25:56 PM Doug86
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* The ISV ''Venture Star'' in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' is stated [[AllInTheManual in some sources]] to be about 1500 meters long (almost a mile). The same is true for its 11 sister ships of the ''Capital Star'' class. In fact, the length is considered ''small' and is only possible with the use of {{Unobtainium}}. The original ship sent from Earth to Alpha Centauri was 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) long in order to make room for massive refrigeration units for the magnets keeping AntiMatter contained.

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* The ISV ''Venture Star'' in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' is stated [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual in some sources]] to be about 1500 meters long (almost a mile). The same is true for its 11 sister ships of the ''Capital Star'' class. In fact, the length is considered ''small' and is only possible with the use of {{Unobtainium}}. The original ship sent from Earth to Alpha Centauri was 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) long in order to make room for massive refrigeration units for the magnets keeping AntiMatter contained.
22nd Apr '16 3:16:22 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'':
** The ''Macross'' is a city-sized alien spaceship which crash lands on Earth, which is then used by humans to go into space. 1210 meters (3970 feet) long.

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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'':
''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** The ''Macross'' eponymous Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross is a city-sized alien spaceship which crash lands on Earth, which is then used by humans to go into space. 1210 meters (3970 feet) long.
24th Mar '16 12:45:38 AM lorgskyegon
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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.

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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.territory, measuring in at 134,500 ''kilometers''.
20th Mar '16 6:02:41 PM zarpaulus
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* The ''Series/RedDwarf'' is 6 miles long, 4 miles tall, and 3 miles wide, according to the novels. The TV show states "5 miles long" repeatedly, but we might assume this refers to the ship's habitable volume, and the 6 mile figure includes the ram scoop and main engines at the front and back of the ship respectively. It originally had a crew complement of 169. Then in series 3 it was [[RetCon retconned]] to [[SerialEscalation 1,169]]. Then since about series 7 or 8 [[UpToEleven it was retconned again to 11,169...]] Interestingly, Lister still gives his crew number as "000169" in season five of the TV show despite it having been retconned by then that the original crew was substantially larger.

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* The ''Series/RedDwarf'' is 6 miles long, 4 miles tall, and 3 miles wide, according to the novels. The TV show states "5 miles long" repeatedly, but we might assume this refers to the ship's habitable volume, and the 6 mile figure includes the ram scoop and main engines at the front and back of the ship respectively. It originally had a crew complement of 169. Then in series 3 it was [[RetCon retconned]] to [[SerialEscalation 1,169]]. Then since about series 7 or 8 [[UpToEleven it was retconned again to 11,169...]] Interestingly, Lister still gives his crew number as "000169" in season five of the TV show despite it having been retconned by then that the original crew was substantially larger.]]
20th Mar '16 5:13:31 PM Vale
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* The ''Series/RedDwarf'' is 6 miles long, 5 miles tall, and 4 miles wide. It originally had a crew complement of 169. Then in series 3 it was [[RetCon retconned]] to [[SerialEscalation 1,169]]. Then since about series 7 or 8 [[UpToEleven it was retconned again to 11,169...]]

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* The ''Series/RedDwarf'' is 6 miles long, 5 4 miles tall, and 4 3 miles wide.wide, according to the novels. The TV show states "5 miles long" repeatedly, but we might assume this refers to the ship's habitable volume, and the 6 mile figure includes the ram scoop and main engines at the front and back of the ship respectively. It originally had a crew complement of 169. Then in series 3 it was [[RetCon retconned]] to [[SerialEscalation 1,169]]. Then since about series 7 or 8 [[UpToEleven it was retconned again to 11,169...]]]] Interestingly, Lister still gives his crew number as "000169" in season five of the TV show despite it having been retconned by then that the original crew was substantially larger.


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*** The first Red Dwarf novel, ''Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers'', gave the original crew size of 11,169.
14th Mar '16 9:44:38 AM Observance
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** Then there's the ''Mantle's Approach'', the Didact's personal flagship, which is vertically oriented and is a truly ridiculous 230.8 ''miles'' (371.4 km) tall. And 88.7 miles (142.7 km) long.

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** Then there's the ''Mantle's Approach'', the Didact's personal flagship, which is vertically oriented and is a truly ridiculous 230.8 ''miles'' (371.absurd 371.4 km) km tall. And 88.142.7 miles (142.7 km) long.km long. The Visual Guide casually mentions that it isn't even the largest Forerunner ship.
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