Light aircraft identity required

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Twin-engined light aircraft sighted over Port Solent Marina, Portsmouth last weekend, with unusual characteristics. Help needed, please, to identify this aircraft, and satisfy my curiosity. 1. Low-wing cabin monoplane, with very slim aft fuselage leading to high T tail. 2. Unusually large wing-span for such an aircraft (Glider style?) with very narrow straight wing and winglets (slightly swept back ). 3. Powered by 2 piston engines in the Continental style. 4. T tail also has winglets, as far as I could see. Unable to obtain registration. Any thoughts? Ron :)
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That description would fit a Diamond Twin Star ;)

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Fantastic response! Spot-on! Have just viewed the web pages on this aircraft and you are both definitely right! I can sleep easy o' nights now! Ron:)
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If you wanna see loads of them, take a trip to Cranfield. You cant go 5mins without seeing a cabair diamond twin star..
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Yea.. but he saw one that still has its engines working and can fly. That is a rarity Moggy
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Light aircraft identity required Thanks for the nomination on that one guys, thats awesome Now lets scroll back a bit, Starscream and Skywarp are brother and sister????????
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Yea.. but he saw one that still has its engines working and can fly. That is a rarity Moggy
haha So true! :D

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Interestingly, the 2009 Google maps aerial view of Port Solent shows my parked car, so could the Diamond Twin Star have been used to take up to date pictures, I wonder? Spies are everywhere!:)