Official Star Wars Sizes
Old vs New "Official" vehicle sizes taken from starwars.com and other sources
Changes to "official" sizes
It seems that the entire Star Wars Databank changed around the time Disney bought Lucasfilm. Several vehicles saw their sizes altered to fit either the new canon or the actual size of the models. Now, most of the changes are minimal, yet some are almost double. Listed below are the old and new sizes. Also, I have tried to give you guys an idea of what might have spurred these changes.
However, I rarely know when a reported size includes the cannons. Many references in the Incredible Cross-Sections books exclude the cannons from the overall length (such as the AT-TE). Yet, these are still good starting points in case you see discrepancies in reported sizes. As always, my Scale Lists have the "reference" size that I am using. Whether or not it's accurate is another matter. Cheers!
Rogue One brought several more changes to the official sizes, since the ILM digitally recreated all of the ships to scale with their pilots. See the Rogue One Visual Guide.
All sizes use length, unless otherwise noted.
|AAT||9.75 m||9.19 m||minor change|
|ARC-170||22.6 m||19.85 m||Wingspan sizes. Minor change.|
|AT-AT||15.5 m||22.5 m||Tossing out old West End Games sizes.|
|AT-RT||3.2 m||3.45 m||minor change|
|AT-ST||8.6 m||9.04 m||Minor change for Rogue One.|
|AT-TE||13.2 m||22.02 m||New length matches screenshots better. I estimate 18 m for just the hull.|
|A-wing||9.6 m||6.9 m||Minor change for Starfighter Manual. It reflects my analysis from prior years.|
|Arquitens Light Cruiser||325 m||230 m||Clone Wars and Rebels versions are different. Mandalorian version is different still at 381 m.|
|BARC Speeder||4.57 m||4.83 m||minor change. Longer size ONLY appears in Databank.|
|Corellian Corvette||150 m||126 m||New size only appears in 1 book. I use 150 meters, which fits better IMO.|
|Darth Maul's Speeder||1.5 m||1.65 m||minor change|
|Death Star I||160 km||120 km, 160 km||Old ILM reports and 2008 Databank showed 160 km. DS Owner's Manual listed 120 km. Rogue One confirmed 160 km.|
|Death Star II||900 km||160 km, 200 km||Old ILM reports and 2008 Databank showed 900 km. DS Owner's Manual listed 160 km. R1 Death Star Guide reported 200 km.|
|Desert Skiff||9.2 m||9.5 m||minor change|
|Droid Control Ship||3,170 m||3,356.9 m||minor change. I use 3,009 m width for scales.|
|Droid Gunship||11 m||9.75 m||minor change. These are the width sizes.|
|First Order Transporter||17.83 m||18.05 m||minor change. Longer size ONLY appears in Databank.|
|Flash Speeder||4.5 m||7.54 m||Larger size refers to version seen in Rebels. I use the smaller size for scales.|
|Gozanti Cruiser||41.8 m||63.8 m||Probably changed for Rebels.|
|Hound's Tooth||62 m||47.4 m||Changed to match appearance in The Clone Wars.|
|Imperial Speeder Bike||3 m (or 4 m)||3.3 m||Minor change, fits Bandai 1/12 scale kit perfectly.|
|Luxury 3000 Yacht||50 m||55.52 m||minor change|
|MC30c Frigate||580 m||380 m||Judging by lit windows in images, 580 meters seems more accurate. 380 could be a misprint.|
|Millennium Falcon||34.37 m||34.75 m||minor change. The Blue YT-1300 Owner's Manual lists Lando's as 40.8 meters with escape pod.|
|Moldy Crow||29 m||16 m||See Moldy Crow page|
|MTT||31 m||35.94 m||minor change|
|Neimoidian Shuttle||20 m||14.4 m||minor change. The Phantom II would have to be smaller to fit on the Ghost.|
|Outrider||21 m||18.65 m||Changed with Blue YT-1300 Owner's Manual. Rebels version is most likely the 21 meter reference.|
|Republic Charger Frigate||115 m||138.55 m||I don't know why this was changed. The original Consular-class Radiant VII is still 115 m. There's no way a the Clone Wars refit upped it to 138.55 m.|
|Solar Sailer||15.2 m||16.76 m||minor change. Longer size ONLY appears in Databank.|
|TIE Interceptor||9.6 m||7.7 m||Reflects more accurate size. See my size estimates.|
|TIE Fighter||6.4 m||8.99 m, 7.24 m||Originally too small. Upped to 8.99 m, maybe for Fantasy Flight game. Then, the Rogue One Visual Guide took it to 7.24 m, very close to my estimates.|
|V-35 Landspeeder||3.8 m||7.64 m||Changed to fit Rebels. New size fits better IMO.|
|Venator Star Destroyer||1,137 m||1,155 m||minor change|
|Vulture Droid||3.5 m||6.96 m||3.5 m is hull length, 6.96 is wing length.|
|X-wing||12.5 m||13.4 m||Minor change listed in the Rogue One Visual Guide and confirmed in the Starfighter Manual.|
|Y-wing||16 m||23.4 m, 16.24 m||Minor change listed in the Rogue One Visual Guide. Clone Wars version is 23.04 m.|
|Z-95 Headhunter||11.8 m||16.74 m||Size upped for Clone Wars version. I use the smaller size for non-CW versions.|
Now, I usually consider the Star Wars Databank and the more recent Visual Guides/Cross-Sections as the best OFFICIAL canon sources. They usually have input from Pablo Hidalgo and other people who fact-check everything. And, their sizes usually line up with all other recent releases. However, occasionally there are recent books or games or whatever that disagree with the main sources. You could still consider these books canon, but they aren't at the top. Moreover, they often list contradictory information, so it's difficult to determine how accurate they are.
One of these books is the IncrediBuilds series, which is part technical journal and part wooden model builder. Their book on the TIE Fighter has some really wacky information. First, they list new sizes for all the main TIEs.
- Fighter: 8.9 meters
- Interceptor: 11.45 meters
- Advanced x1: 11.05 meters
- Bomber: 7.9 meters
Now, despite of the fact that Rogue One basically defined how big a TIE Fighter is, this book went with a larger size, never referenced anywhere else. But it gets better. The book suggests TIEs have a life-support system, which is opposite of what we have read for years. And it depicts the top hatch as an emergency hatch; the pilots apparently enter from the back.
So, even though this book and others are endorsed by Disney, I can't accept anything here as accurate. Neat ideas...maybe. But, life-support...on a TIE?
Thanks a lot Jonathan.
Which dimension are you listing? Length? Width?
Length. Unless otherwise noted, I always use length. Thank you!
Can you put the Imperial Shuttle in your list?
Has it’s length changed? I’ve always seen it listed at 20 meters.
The Executor’s size has changed significantly. It used to be 8km, and now they’ve resized it to 17.6km.
Yeah, they’ve changed it a lot. I haven’t seen 17.6. Latest I’ve seen is 19 km.
I suspect they may have shrunk the Sheathipede-class Neimodian Shuttle to better fit on the Ghost in Rebels as their replacement shuttlecraft. It looks smaller in that show than in Revenge of the Sith and The Phantom Menace.
Oooh, I hadn’t thought of that. That’s a good point.
Star Wars.com has some concept art that might be helpful in determining the size of the Phantom II shuttle relative to the Ghost. Looking at the ship modified into the Phantom II, and then looking at the Neimoidian Shuttle as seen in films, I’m wondering if these shouldn’t be regarded as two distinct variants (20m for the variants in the prequel films, 14.4m for the variant in Rebels). The one in Rebels looks much smaller relative to its doorway than the film versions.
But even then 14.4m length seems too big for the Phantom 2, given the 43.9m length for the Ghost. Unless the Ghost is actually even bigger.
Yeah, there’s a lot of issues with that ship. There were at least 3 versions, the unmanned/no cockpit version from TPM, the one from Clone Wars, and now this smaller one from Rebels. It’s hard to judge size, but the Phantom II does seem smaller.
If the Phantom II listed on the FFG X-Wing scale list is the same size as the one attached to the FFG X-Wing 2.0 Ghost, couldn’t it be used to calculate the true length of the Phantom II, as they’d have to be in the same scale?
Using that method I get a length of 11.12m for the Phantom II. Which would make sense, as the Phantom I is 11.63 m. It seems feasible that they would be able to modify a 14.4 m ship into a 11.12 m, especially since on closer inspection they seem to have cropped out part of the “neck” section after they acquired it.
You know what, I’ve never really thought about that one that much. But you are right. It should be in scale with the Ghost, especially since it those minis look to be in the same scale. I’ll change that. I guess the Phantom II is a smaller, chopped-down version. Thanks man!