Space is big, so spaceships need to be adequately equipped for distant missions and venturing into the black. If you're one of the lucky owners of a VR set - you might know how actually big ships in Elite are... For the rest of us - here's an awesome video showing actual model sizes.

The videos (by Mat Recardo) show side-by-side comparison of all the ships currently available ingame, and all of them, including ship launched fighters, leaving the Coriolis station.