I carried out some conversions based on these a few years back as a commission and came up against the exact same problem.
A German colleague who is pretty well versed kind of cleared things up for me when he quite rightly stated that the conversion of Seydlitz is pretty well known but anything concerning Lutzow is pure conjecture and simply an extension of the Seydlitz conversion project, people often turning it into a fantasy project and using the exact same profile/ plan for Seydlitz but giving it the name Lutzow.
It seemed that information out there could not really be taken seriously on Lutzow as the idea of converting her to a carrier may have occurred purely with hindsight later and not during the building phase itself .
In tbe end I used a few of my own ideas on the Lutzow carrier negotiated with my colleague simply to create an alternative profile to Seylitz .
Unfortunately a number of these " world of warships forum style designs" tend to leak out onto the net and before long people begin to believe they were serious designs rather than a 21 century work of art.
: Need some expert advice or help. I am
: working on the two KM Admiral Hipper class
: cruisers Luetzow and Seydlits as they would
: have looked if completed as CAs in WW2. My
: client says that their bridge structures
: were different. Groener shows them as exact
: duplicates, i.e., one plan/profile for both
: ships. Does anyone have any references to
: this matter? Photos in published material
: that I have do not help. Any help
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