: Hi John
: 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.
: --Previous Message--
: 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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