A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2016 May 4, 11:39 -0400
Thanks Robert! Additional mass leads to larger inertia and therefore greater stability.
Brad Morris Wrote: "The Graf Zeppelin had a total lift capacity of 192,000 lb but only 33,000 lbs were for crew, passengers and cargo. The remainder, of course, was for the Zeppelin itself. So the mass of the Zeppelin was ~159,000 lbs. "
Actually the mass of the GZ would have been much higher since the hydrogen in the gas bags would have been relatively rigidly restrained, it's mass would have also counted towards the mass of the airship. I don't have time to figure the numbers. Maybe after work.