gymman444 wrote: Jonathan_S wrote:
Howard T. Map-addict wrote:Then Doc Smith made BIG ships!
In Skylark of Valeron an Skylark DuQuesne,
he used "ships" as large as he could imagine moving.
Skylark of Valeron was a perfect sphere of only
a bit over a 1000 km in diameter.
Much smaller than Dahak. On the other hand there's basically no comparison in their fighting power.
Smith made bigger ships in the lensman series, He has the turtles I belive they are called, and they can actually move a planet with their tractors, I mean in that series they use planets as projectoids, like it is a day to day buisness, and he even uses the sun as a weapon to protect earth, so I do not believe Dahak is the biggest Sci-Fi ship out there
I don't think there are any *ships*, as such - as in something actually constructed - as big as Dahak in the Lensman series.
There are, however, (in addition to the planet-projectiles) planets that are equipped with FTL drives, massive weapons and shields, making them into something like warships (seven are used in an attack on Earth early in Second Stage Lensman).
The TV series War Planets (US name)/Shadow Raiders (Canadian name) had the Beast Planet, which is a large mobile (and possibly artificial -- at least technological-looking, as the whole thing opens up with continent-sized bay doors to reveal a claw big enough to grab other planets. So it doesn't seem to be a regular 'planet' in the sense of having 'natural' features (like core or mantle or whatever) - it might be more like a planet sized warship. OTOH that series has a lot of planet-moving engines and apparently-artificial planets (especially in the second season) so this sort of blurs the line between planets-as-weapons and actual planet-sized warships.
The scale of the stuff in that series is very weird though - the "Battlemoons" (moon-fortresses with a single massive cannon) look like decent-sized moons when shown in the same shot with planets, but when a ship flies alongside them they look no more than a few miles across if even that. So maybe the planets in that series are actually pretty small, who knows.