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Mass Effect Medium Size Starship Chart by Euderion Mass Effect Medium Size Starship Chart by Euderion
Mass Effect Starship Overview - Medium Size Dreadnoughts, Cruisers and Frigates.

Since the larger ships such as the Reaper, the collectors or the Destiny Ascension make the other ships rather in the shadows, here again an overview of the mid size ships of the Mass Effect universe.

To a large extent the size are purely estimates, as there are virtually no official data.
I use some of the game models and there ingame model size as well as screenshots from the cinematics to compare the ships.
But unfortunately the sizes dont match even in the cinematics. I try to compensate the mix between codex entrys and the sizes from the cinematics.

If you have additions, message me, I dont bite.

Most of the ships are rendered in 3d Max 10
I used some reference pictures from :icontroodon80:

Reaper Slaughter Ship and Volus Dreadnought
by :iconmelllin: Slaughter Ship retextured by me.
Turian Dreadnought by :iconnach77:
Cerberus Dreadnought, Cerberus Frigate, Turian Frigate and Alamo class by Lord Set
Mass Effect is (c) by Bioware & EA

I have made three more Mass Effect Size Comparison charts:
- Capital Starship Side View Comparison: fav.me/d71w1tm
- Capital Starship Top View Comparison: fav.me/d72ok4w

- Station and Big Ships Comparison: fav.me/d75wz9l

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Alliance Backbone by Euderion Omega by Euderion Admiral of the Flotilla by Euderion
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wellis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
I have a question: for the ships whose lengths have either been stated in the Codex, or have been directly mentioned in dialogue, like the Geth dreadnought being 30% larger than an Alliance dreadnought, why did you try to extrapolate their sizes from what was seen on the screen instead of using the numbers already presented for them?
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Euderion Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have tryed to use any data the games gives us. These are the ingame models, the cinematic videos and the codex. But for the most ships these data dont match.
For the Geth Dreadnought i have three more or less official data.
First the game model. Compared to other ingame models it is 1066 m.
Second, Edis comments about the Dread and the codex says it is 30 precent larger than an Alliance Dread. So, we have at least 2 Dreadnought for the Alliance. The 1 km one and the older 888 m one. Which one is taken now best known for the calculation?
And the third data
we can take from the cinematic scene. In there the Dreadnough is realy big. Compared to the Normandy and the Quarian ships it must be around 2 km.
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Zathaghil Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Well, the Geth Dreadnought is ofc bigger than 1066 m since it's supposedly 30% larger than an alliance dreadnought. (And they DO mean length as they state the main gun would be much stronger because of it, and ME guns strength comes from the length of the gun, not the tonnage of the ship the gun is mounted upon.)
So the size of the GD would be somewhere in the range of 1275-1325 m. (for simple approximation rules sake)
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Euderion Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, i know that. The Geth Dreadnought is together with the Destiny Ascension the biggest problem. My date was from the game model itself. Compared to other ingame models the ship is 1066 m. I know, this is not right, but it was the first size data i have for the dread to the time i made this comparison. From the comment of Edi the Dread must be around 1300 m.
And then there is a third size data. If you compared the quarian cruisers in the battle cinematics against the Geth Dreadnought you see, that the dread must be alot bigger than 1300 m. More around 2 km.

Its a big problem the most ships in Mass Effect have. The data we have from codex and other ingame textes dont fit to the cinematic movies.
I already think about to create a new comparison.
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unusualsuspex Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb work mate :) Very nice indeed :salute:
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Euderion Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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unusualsuspex Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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raw666 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
How did you get the classes name of the frigates and cruiser?
Is it your own assumption or is there a posted database for I never think they ever gave the classes names except for the Dreadnaught of the human and one class of the Turians (Condor). Not even the Normandy ship class is given. Well good job, regradless.
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Euderion Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alliance cruisers names are given by earth cities. The cruiser names comes from a non-canon fansite.
Dreadnoughts names are canon from the codex. The frigates are purely a fanwork, because we never see some ingame. But codex says frigates are named after battles. I use the frigate name from a fansite too.
Normandy SR-1 is a ship of the Normandy class. In ME2 we can hear a newslet in there a Normandy class attacks a batarian colony.
Were do you get the classname condor for the turian ship?
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raw666 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I think I read it in a book that stated the Turians introduce a new class of Dreadnaughts was called the Condor Class and it was made after Fire Contact War. I don't remember which book it was specifically but I am sure it was cannon for it was mention again in wiki. Though I wouldn't quote it for it could be memories playing it.
Inadattion, I am not sure about if its a class we saw in the game or what even look like other then it is a simlar design to Turian ship, though if I had to guess, it would be simliar to the Volus dreadnaught war asset.
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