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16th Jul '17 4:27:02 PM WillKeaton
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** Less confirmed is information about Great Crusade era flagships (20-26 km long), various Xeno ships (i.e. Interex) that were 2-3 times bigger, Eldar Crafworlds [[note]]DependingOnTheAuthor and on exact craftworld, they might be the size of a planet or "just" 40 km long[[/note]], the Rock (size of a city and accompanying bedrock), the Phalanx (small moon sized) and World Engine (planet made into spaceship).

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** Less confirmed is information about Great Crusade era flagships (20-26 km long), various Xeno ships (i.e. Interex) that were 2-3 times bigger, Eldar Crafworlds [[note]]DependingOnTheAuthor ,[[note]]DependingOnTheAuthor and on exact craftworld, they might be the size of a planet or "just" 40 km long[[/note]], long.[[/note]] the Rock (size of a city and accompanying bedrock), the Phalanx (small moon sized) and World Engine (planet made into spaceship).
16th Jul '17 4:26:17 PM WillKeaton
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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.

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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'' ''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.
16th Jul '17 4:25:27 PM WillKeaton
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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.

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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]]. 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.
2nd Jul '17 12:09:42 PM nombretomado
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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 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 TheOtherWiki).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]].
1st Jun '17 4:40:50 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Series/TheExpanse'' the LDS Church commissioned the ''Nauvoo'', a two-kilometer GenerationShip, to take them to the next "promised land." [[spoiler: In season 2 the Outer Planets Alliance commandeered it to knock Protomolecule-infested Eros into the Sun, but missed.]]
17th Apr '17 5:06:41 PM nombretomado
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* In StephenBaxter's ''Literature/XeeleeSequence'' universe: the Xeelee Nightfighter. The cockpit is small, about the size of a room, but its ''wings'' stretch out for kilometers in either direction, like vast sails. The purpose of these wings are never made evident, as the ship itself travels via teleportation.

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* In StephenBaxter's Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Literature/XeeleeSequence'' universe: the Xeelee Nightfighter. The cockpit is small, about the size of a room, but its ''wings'' stretch out for kilometers in either direction, like vast sails. The purpose of these wings are never made evident, as the ship itself travels via teleportation.
10th Apr '17 5:45:23 PM nombretomado
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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/{{Genome}}'', the main character notices a [[VestigialEmpire Taii]] ship, a Moon-sized sphere, patroling their ancient borders (which now belong to younger races). Subverted in that this ship is a relic of bygone times. The Taii ship is escorted by a tiny human destroyer that can incinerate the giant sphere with a single volley.

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* In SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/{{Genome}}'', the main character notices a [[VestigialEmpire Taii]] ship, a Moon-sized sphere, patroling their ancient borders (which now belong to younger races). Subverted in that this ship is a relic of bygone times. The Taii ship is escorted by a tiny human destroyer that can incinerate the giant sphere with a single volley.
3rd Mar '17 10:29:50 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''[='s=] Peacemillion is a Mile-'''Wide''' Ship; 3 kilometers wide, to be precise. Since it's intended to be a deep space exploration ship with facilities to accommodate a civilian crew (including what looks like a food court), it presumably needs plenty of room for quarters and supplies.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''[='s=] Peacemillion is a Mile-'''Wide''' Ship; 3 kilometers wide, to be precise. Since it's intended to be a deep space exploration ship with facilities to accommodate a civilian crew (including what looks like a food court), it presumably needs plenty of room for quarters and supplies. The space fortress Libra (which is supposedly a Peacemillion-class vessel, despite the fact that they look nothing alike) is also three kilometers wide.
3rd Mar '17 12:56:48 PM Bissek
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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]].

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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) operate - a ''small'' SSD requires a crew of a quarter million people to run) 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]].
6th Feb '17 8:25:44 AM MonkeysUnkle1
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** Less confirmed is information about Great Crusade era flagships (20-25 km long), various Xeno ships (i.e. Interex) that were 2-3 times bigger, Eldar Crafworlds [[note]]DependingOnTheAuthor and on exact craftworld, they might be the size of a planet or "just" 40 km long[[/note]], the Rock (size of a city and accompanying bedrock), the Phalanx (small moon sized) and World Engine (planet made into spaceship).

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** Less confirmed is information about Great Crusade era flagships (20-25 (20-26 km long), various Xeno ships (i.e. Interex) that were 2-3 times bigger, Eldar Crafworlds [[note]]DependingOnTheAuthor and on exact craftworld, they might be the size of a planet or "just" 40 km long[[/note]], the Rock (size of a city and accompanying bedrock), the Phalanx (small moon sized) and World Engine (planet made into spaceship).spaceship).
** The Abyss-class battleship, created by the forces of Chaos in preparation for the Horus Heresy was said to dwarf the aforementioned 26km long ships, being mentioned as rivalling the Phalanx in size and firepower.
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