A Google Maps sleuth has been left baffled after spotting what appears to be a military base with “loads of tanks

A Google Maps sleuth has been left baffled after spotting what appears to be a military base with “loads of tanks” in the middle of nowhere.

The seemingly random placing of the military equipment spooked some Reddit users when user BDP935 uploaded the discovery.

One clever user knew what the place was straight away, responding: “This is China Lake, a military weapons range.

“The tanks are there for use as targets, and the water is probably there for use with small water vehicles/amphibious stuff.”

The Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, is a huge military installation in California that is used for research and testing by the US Navy.

There are around 19,600 square miles of restricted airspace at China Lake – it makes up 12% of the whole of California’s total airspace.

Another user said: “I’m surprised they even have satellite imagery of China Lake because I’m pretty sure they couldn’t put it on Google Maps a few years ago.”

In another recent Google Maps discovery, a usersearching a city spotted someone walking down the street with a gun and what appears to be a sex toy.

They were exploring the streets of Russian city of Kolomna, southeast of Moscow, when they made the bizarre discovery.

In the image, a young male can be seen pointing his gun across the street and seemingly clutching the sex toy.

The shot was posted on Reddit, with one user responding: “How did Google not censor that…other thing…in his hand?”

Another said: “The crazy part, is that he’s pointing it at another kid out of shot.”

A third suggested: “Think it’s more BBs, looks like he’s shooting his brother with an airsoft gun or something.”

Last month, another Reddit user checking out repair shops on Google Maps was stunned after coming across an X-rated poster.

They were inspecting the building in Russia when the decoration caught their eye.

Placed next to a laptop, the image shows a woman lying down while covering her breasts.

It was uploaded to Reddit with the caption: “Found something a little naughty in a Russian repair shop.”

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