I've read this interesting Stack Exchange question about why airships have fins:
Which has me wondering why the fins are almost always located in the tail section.
After some digging, I can see practical benefits, compared to putting the fins in the middle: ground clearance and avoiding the gondola.
But is there an aerodynamic reason too? After all, planes, helicopters, arrows all seem to similarly have stabilisers at the tail.
Would the airship be less stable or harder to control if the fins and control surfaces were in the middle? Or even at the front? If so, why would that be?