Starship Dimensions: Battlestar Galactica (TOS) Part 4

Battlestar Galactica


Space Ship Dimensions

or

“what size is your ship ?”

Continued 4

I located some more renders showing the scale of the Galactica against other designs, including a single image of the Galactica given the 2 mile scale with the 110 ft long shuttle along side near the exit tube for the 28 ft or 30 ft long vipers, which I think add up to 13 feet high in total.

I would love the Galactica too reach the 2 mile scale, it’s a great size but the that image dispels the 2 mile long scale for me.. it looks wrong.. also an image with a Nimitzclass super carriers along side at 1092 feet which is really inspiring

Anyway that is my view.

I plan on building my own Galactica model sometime in the future,  basing on the scale of the Vipers and  Shuttle been given consideration.

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I was happier with this image showing a Viper entering a decent sized hangar bay entrance. It’s the only area I would redesign.

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I recreated the often used scene where 2 Vipers (Starbuck and Boomer) over fly the superstructure of the Galactica in pursuit of a single Cylon Raiders from higher up

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I recreated the often used scene where 2 Vipers (Starbuck and Boomer) over fly the superstructure of the Galactica in pursuit of a single Cylon Raiders

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Galactica given the 2 mile treatment, note the 110ft long shuttle against the hangar bays/Launch tubes.

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Another recovered image with a 110ft shuttle entering a 2 mile Galactica

The Battlestar Galactica Scrapbook mentions that Dykstra’s team extrapolated the length of a the shuttle from the size of the windows to be around 110 feet. For practical purposes, the art director arbitrarily cut the scale in half and a 33 foot long section of the shuttle was built.

http://ravensbranch.allen.com/galacticasize.html

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