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any original drawing regarding the admiral graf spee conception and why it was fitted with that tower? was this tower decided to be fitted in this ship from the start?
 

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Admiral Scheer and Admiral Graf Spee were both launched with a tower bridge superstructure, the earlier Deutschland (renamed Lützow in 1940) had a different bridge.
 

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Yes, those are the Deutschland preliminaries, otherwise known as the Zenker designs. Mostly big gun cruisers but there was a Monitor and a Battlecruiser design as well.
Some info can be found here:

But due to forum change the old codes were not imported and thus it's difficult to read the table.
 

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any conceptual design regarding the admiral graf spee? Why the tower was chosed instead of the tubular design of the deutschland? Also what modification were considered for him after his return to the port(if he came back of course because I know he didn't came back from his first war trip).
 
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For modifications considered for Admiral Graf Spee, look at Admiral Scheer.
From wiki:
Admiral Scheer was modified during the early months of 1940, including the installation of a new, raked clipper bow. The heavy command tower was replaced with a lighter structure, and she was reclassified as a heavy cruiser. Additional anti-aircraft guns were also installed, along with updated radar equipment.
cruiser_Admiral_Scheer.jpg
Image found here: https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/kriegsmarine/scheer/cruiser-admiral-scheer/
 
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basicaly the graf spee would go with the same modification as the Scheer?
Also found this Deutschland concept:

 

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Admiral Scheer.png
Panzerschiff Admiral Scheer at Pillau in November of 1944. The pier at this location is Rattenmole. Image from facebook.
 

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any info regarding the sixth considered panzerschiff?
 

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entwurf drawing

panzerschiffe D and E concept
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