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Mass Effect Starship Size Chart Comparison by Euderion Mass Effect Starship Size Chart Comparison by Euderion
This is a first try for a size comparison of the starships from 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 contradict the sizes set at several even in the cinematics.

Ships rendered in 3d Max 10
I use some reference pictures from :icontroodon80:

The Reaper sizes are given in height. Its a better size indication.

Mass Effect is (c) by Bioware & EA

Update 1:
- Changed Leviathan from Reaper size to 450 m height
- Added Human Reaper Larva / Core

Update 2:
- Made Harbinger a little bit bigger
- Added Quarian Live Ship
- Added Quarian Envoy Ship (Quarian Frigate)
- Added Shadow Broker Base Ship
- Added Carrier Reaper
- Added Processor Reaper/Slaugter ship

Processor Reaper and Volus Dreadnought imported by :iconmelllin:

Update 3:
- Resize the Destroyer Reaper and the Hades Reaper
- Relabel the Reaper names

Update 4: (March 17, 2014)
- Added the Fuel Station from ME2. We see this ship also as Cruiser in ME1 and the Comics too.
- Added the Turian Dreadnought
- Added the Turian Frigate
- Added the Cerberus Dreadnought from the Omega DLC
- Added the Cerberus Frigate
- Added the Alamo class Frigate
- Added a new background

Turian Dreadnought by :iconnach77:
Cerberus Dreadnought, Cerberus Frigate, Turian Frigate and Alamo class by Lord Set


I have made some more Mass Effect Size Comparison charts:

Mass Effect Medium Size Starship Chart by Euderion Mass Effect Stations/Big Ships Size Comparison by Euderion Mass Effect Top View Size Comparison Chart by Euderion

Or watch my other Mass Effect Starship Wallpaper:

The SSV York by Euderion N7 Day by Euderion Forever Normandy by Euderion
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Nethalf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
No idea why you think Kwunu is smaller than Kilimanjaro-class dreadnoughts. They say 'bout Kwunu as if she were one of the strongest dreadnoughts in the galaxy and they say nothing like that about Kilimanjaro.
Euderion Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please do not compare strength with size. Yes, the Kwunu is a hell of a Dreadnought because of the multiple Thanix weapons. But it is still a Turian Design which are usually slightly smaller than there pendants from the Alliance. So i made the Kwunu nearly the size of a regular Turian Dreadnought.
Nethalf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
I know there's a difference between size and strength. But we don't have any other evidence of sizes to be based on. And besides, it's the volus who built this ship so Kwunu might not fit turian size standards.

I'm sorry, you did a great job, but I just don't see Kwunu that small.
Euderion Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, no prob. Loving to discuss these things :-)
1554CGman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I did A similar calculation with in game screenshots of the dlc and did the height comparison in accordance with the pixel amount  size difference and came out With between 250 and 300m but that using ft which might have thrown me off seeing tin one of the main screen shots is showing little over 1/3  of leviathans body did the measurements again and still came out with a little over 350m thats still 100m short of what it shows here. and a screen shot perfect to tell Harbinger is much larger than an average reaper is when he and several other reapers break off from the battle with sword and begin heading towards london his size is much more of a difference from any of the others with him
Euderion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you give me a screenshot for that Harbinger scene, please? Looking for Harbi in that scene, but i only see him on earth. He is not seen in the space scenes. Example is here:… at timecode 2:54. The reaper ships heading to earth to protect the reaper beam. But Harbi is not there. Just normal Sovereign class Reapers and Destroyer Reapers.
1554CGman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Still very good work on all the rest besides the ones I mentioned.
1554CGman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm Sorry but this has a Huge flaw. It is repeatedly said in mass Effect that Sovereign was the largest ship in the galaxy. Most of Shepard's crew Including himself had already seen the Destiny Ascension before they had seen Sovereign And they still claimed Sovereign as the largest ship in the galaxy. even admiral hackett still referred to sovereign as having been the largest ship in the galaxy in Mass Effect 2. There is absolutely no way the Ascension would be that large in comparison to any reaper, especially not Harbinger being near 50% larger than the average sovereign class reaper.
Harbinger would dwarf the Ascension which wouldn't even be the full size of an average reaper capital ship. 
Then moving on to the size of leviathan and the human reaper that are also off. Leviathan entire length in comparison with the 15ft diving Atlas used by Shepard  was close to 50x larger Making it only 250 meters. An in comparison to the 6ft Commander Shepard the Human Reaper was less than 100 meters in size. Most likely if the full skeleton had been formed it would still only be near 200 meters and no more than 25% larger Than the Average Destroyer.
The Collector ship is also larger than it should be in comparison to the reapers displayed. This chart Few mistakes, but the one it does are hugely blown out of proportion 
Euderion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know some of the mistakes. For the Destiny Ascension: i corrected her size in my new comparison here: The old size comes from the cinematic in the first game. The creators differs the sizes of every ship we see to be more spectacular.
For Harbinger: There is not a single clue that Harbinger is larger in height than any other of the Sovereign class Reaper. Yes, he has bigger mass. He is a bit fatter, and has this "thorn" on the front. Thats make him the largest Reaper. Even Game models says, there are identical in height (2km). I made him here a little taller, because of the protest of other fans. I recorrected back in my new size comparison.
You are right about the Reaper Larva/Human Reaper. Its a litle bit too big. Game model says its height is around 140 m. I correct it in the next update.
Leviathan is 100 percent right in my comparison. The game model size and my own calculation with the Atlas (we see them very good side by side in the DLC) comes both to the same data.
Collector cruiser was a problem for me. I have no game file for this ship and there are only two scenes in ME2 where we see the collector ship together with other ships to compare. First with some Turian ships and later in the end battle we see the Normandy fly over this ship. I use the data calculated from the final battle. We see there both ships from the top what represented a good comparative basis. If the cinematic scene are right (what we have to accept them, because it is out of the game) the collector ship has this size.
Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Writer
Quite the armada, I would love to see some of those in action. Great work.
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