Official Star Wars Sizes

Old vs New "Official" vehicle sizes taken from 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.

VesselOriginalNewerPossible reasons
AAT9.75 m9.19 mminor change
ARC-17022.6 m19.85 mWingspan sizes. Minor change.
AT-AT15.5 m22.5 mTossing out old West End Games sizes.
AT-RT3.2 m3.45 mminor change
AT-ST8.6 m9.04 mMinor change for Rogue One.
AT-TE13.2 m22.02 mNew length matches screenshots better. I estimate 18 m for just the hull.
A-wing9.6 m6.9 mMinor change for Starfighter Manual. It reflects my analysis from prior years.
Arquitens Light Cruiser325 m230 mClone Wars and Rebels versions are different. Mandalorian version is different still at 381 m.
BARC Speeder4.57 m4.83 mminor change. Longer size ONLY appears in Databank.
Corellian Corvette150 m126 mNew size only appears in 1 book. I use 150 meters, which fits better IMO.
Darth Maul's Speeder1.5 m1.65 mminor change
Death Star I160 km120 km, 160 kmOld ILM reports and 2008 Databank showed 160 km. DS Owner's Manual listed 120 km. Rogue One confirmed 160 km.
Death Star II900 km160 km, 200 kmOld ILM reports and 2008 Databank showed 900 km. DS Owner's Manual listed 160 km. R1 Death Star Guide reported 200 km.
Desert Skiff9.2 m9.5 mminor change
Droid Control Ship3,170 m3,356.9 mminor change. I use 3,009 m width for scales.
Droid Gunship11 m9.75 mminor change. These are the width sizes.
First Order Transporter17.83 m18.05 mminor change. Longer size ONLY appears in Databank.
Flash Speeder4.5 m7.54 mLarger size refers to version seen in Rebels. I use the smaller size for scales.
Gozanti Cruiser41.8 m63.8 mProbably changed for Rebels.
Hound's Tooth62 m47.4 mChanged to match appearance in The Clone Wars.
Imperial Speeder Bike3 m (or 4 m)3.3 mMinor change, fits Bandai 1/12 scale kit perfectly.
Luxury 3000 Yacht50 m55.52 mminor change
MC30c Frigate580 m380 mJudging by lit windows in images, 580 meters seems more accurate. 380 could be a misprint.
Millennium Falcon34.37 m34.75 mminor change. The Blue YT-1300 Owner's Manual lists Lando's as 40.8 meters with escape pod.
Moldy Crow29 m16 mSee Moldy Crow page
MTT31 m35.94 mminor change
Neimoidian Shuttle20 m14.4 mminor change. The Phantom II would have to be smaller to fit on the Ghost.
Outrider21 m18.65 mChanged with Blue YT-1300 Owner's Manual. Rebels version is most likely the 21 meter reference.
Republic Charger Frigate115 m138.55 mI 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 Sailer15.2 m16.76 mminor change. Longer size ONLY appears in Databank.
TIE Interceptor9.6 m7.7 mReflects more accurate size. See my size estimates.
TIE Fighter6.4 m8.99 m, 7.24 mOriginally 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 Landspeeder3.8 m7.64 mChanged to fit Rebels. New size fits better IMO.
Venator Star Destroyer1,137 m1,155 mminor change
Vulture Droid3.5 m6.96 m3.5 m is hull length, 6.96 is wing length.
X-wing12.5 m13.4 mMinor change listed in the Rogue One Visual Guide and confirmed in the Starfighter Manual.
Y-wing16 m23.4 m, 16.24 mMinor change listed in the Rogue One Visual Guide. Clone Wars version is 23.04 m.
Z-95 Headhunter11.8 m16.74 mSize upped for Clone Wars version. I use the smaller size for non-CW versions.

Semi-Canon Sources?

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?

IncrediBuilds TIE Fighter page


  1. 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.

  2. Star 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.

    • 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Too bad we can’t get a reasonable tonnage (metric tons) estimate on all this stuff. Not just cargo capacity, like WEG documented. And I question many of those as after doing the calculation around for every 50 cubic meters, you get 100 metric tons, the generic YT-1300 deck plans would seem to indicate that it could actually pack in a lot more than the 150mt it has always been listed at.

    Love the chart. Too many folks working in a world-building job don’t seem to grasp why fans of the world being built want consistent, easily reproduced information. But, it looks like there are elements taking advantage of the digital model world to give us the real math, not the perceived math we get in most movies and shows.

    • Thank you. Tonnage would be interesting. I think it would have to be rough estimates though similar to WEG. I mean, all of this is estimated anyway, but tonnage would be very rough.

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