Zeppelin L 70(LZ 112)

Zeppelin L 70(LZ 112)


Zeppelin "L 70" (factory number "LZ 112") was the first X-class "Height-Climber" of the German Empire. It was at the time of construction the world's largest Zeppelin, and with its 7 engines, "L 70" could reach speeds higher than 130 km/h, making it also the fastest Zeppelin.
It was constructed at Luftschiffbau Zeppelin in Friedrichshafen, and was the last Zeppelin that was put into active service. It had only two missions. On the second misson, a bombing raid onto Britain it was shot down.


Zeppelin L 70(LZ 112) Size 7.1Mb

Pilot Notes

Gas valve controls

Rigid airships like L 70 take-off light in a static maneuver and normally land weighed-off to slightly heavy in a static maneuver. The primary use for the gas valves is to reduce static lightness when needed.

Ballast controls

Ground crew



Engine Controls

Engines are controlled with the "Machine Telegraph".
Machine Telegraph
There is no need for the usual key commands. To start the engine just click on the "Leer" text left to the lever. The left part of the lever will jump into position. When the command is executed (Engine started or throttle changed) the right part of the lever will jump into position.

Engines are arranged from left to right, the fore engine is on the far left, then comes the left side engine, next comes then right side engine and finally the three aft engines.