I just saw @retroscifiart's tweet with a neat illustration with lots of spaceships from different movies. Art by Philippe “Manchu" Bouchet.

Some of the spaceships are familiar for me, but not all. I would like to know about all of them.

To make it simple, I've added numbers to the image.

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1: EVA pod from 2001, A Space Odyssey

2: the Space Ark from the 1951 movie When Worlds Collide

3: Lingan's ship from a 1938 Flash Gordon comic

4: Sulaco from Aliens

5: Vorlon biotech ship from Babylon 5

6: Earth Alliance Starfury from Babylon 5

7: Millennium Falcon from Star Wars

8: Orion III spaceplane from 2001: A Space Odyssey

9: The Luna from the 1950 movie Destination Moon

10: The Cosmostrator from the 1960 movie First Spaceship on Venus

11: Eagle transporter from Space 1999

12: Naboo starfighter from Star Wars

13: Narcissus (Nostromo's escape pod) from Alien

14: UFO from The Invaders

15: USS Enterprise-A from the Star Trek movies

16: X-Wing starfighter from Star Wars

17: Shadow "battlecrab" from Babylon 5

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    In keeping with previous "spot the character" questions such as this one, I've marked this answer "community wiki" so that anyone can edit in the answers that they know. – Cadence Nov 16 '19 at 9:20
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    Is #10 Liberator from Blakes 7? Similar shape, but I think not exactly the same? It's hard to tell. I haven't edited it in. – Rand al'Thor Nov 16 '19 at 9:48
  • I've changed #4, I believe the Sulaco is a better match than the original proposal of an Earth Alliance Battlecruiser from B5. – Harry Johnston Nov 16 '19 at 10:02
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    Perhaps #13 is the Narcissus from Alien? – Harry Johnston Nov 16 '19 at 10:07
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    The numberles one is, of course, the monolith from 2001. I don't know what #3 is, but its marking says 174, in case that rings a bell. – Mr Lister Nov 16 '19 at 14:00

No. 4 is the Sulaco from ALIENS.

Model of the USS Sulaco

From the Fandom Article on the USS Sulaco

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    #3 looks pretty Flash Gordon-y, maybe comic strip rather than 1930s serial or 1980 movie. – algomeysa2 Nov 16 '19 at 10:10
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    That is a comment, not an answer. An try to support your answers. I.e., say why it is as you state. – Shade Nov 16 '19 at 10:21
  • Since you are new here you don't that we do not like single answers to a list ID question. We create a single answer that any contributor can edit to fill in the blanks. – Skooba Nov 16 '19 at 13:36
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    Why has this been marked down? It answers the question and provides evidence and a link with further information. Looks good to me. – Paul Johnson Nov 16 '19 at 17:09

Number 3 appears to be "Lingan's ship" from a 1938 Flash Gordon comic (scroll down to the 6th picture):

Yellow spaceship departing Mingo

Illustration by Alex Raymond.

  • Wow! How have you manged to find it out? – bessarabov Nov 16 '19 at 15:05
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    Google Images "flash gordon spaceship comic" – Paul Johnson Nov 16 '19 at 17:08

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