Google Maps users were left in awe of the Zhukovsky airport as they claim to have spotted masses of fighter jets and even space shuttles among those waiting to take flight.

The Reddit user who posted the snaps to the subreddit 'War Plane Porn' received over 1900 upvotes on his posts and several fascinated replies.

"The MiG 1.44 and the Su-47 at the Zhukovsky airport spotted on Google Maps," the post read.

According to FORCE Technology, the MiG 1.44 was Russia's first attempt at a 5th generation stealth fighter.

In 1979, Soviet high command determined that a new generation of fighter aircraft was needed to ensure the competitiveness of the Soviet Air Force into the 1990s and beyond

The Su-47, which took its first flight in 1997, is a subsonic fighter jet built to have extremely high agility at subsonic speeds, enabling the aircraft to alter its angle of attack and its flight path very quickly.

Reddit users shared their fascination with the aircraft as one said: "That's the airport with all the awesome stuff sitting around."

Another wrote: "Dang, I didn't know the 1.44 was still in one piece."

A third said: "Lots of really cool stuff, a Tu-160, 144, 95, Buran, Older MiGs."

However, others pointed out that there's "even a space shuttle!"

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A third said: "There’s a f**king space shuttle!!! I also see a TU-95 bear, something that looks like a concord, and something that looks like a B-1."

They're referring to the Buran space shuttle which came under construction in 1980 and was launched by the Soviet Union's super-heavy lift vehicle, Energia in 1989.

The Buran was meant to have a second flight in 1993 but due to funds drying up, the flight never took place.

The news comes just days after Russia warned that it has the capability to destroy NATO satellites using its new 'Star Warrior' technology, which would render the West's GPS-guided missiles useless.

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Amidst the latest confrontation in Ukraine, Russian State TV last night claimed Moscow's anti-satellite (ASAT) missiles were able to obliterate 32 Nato satellites and 'blind all their missiles, planes and ships, not to mention the ground forces.'

Russia tested their new ASAT systems on a defunct Soviet satellite last week. The test caused shrapnel to start flying towards the International Space Station (ISS), provoking outrage from NASA and Washington.

However, state TV brazenly called a 'warning shot' even as Russia sent more than 94,000 troops to the border with Ukraine, which sparked fears that Vladimir Putin was ready for an invasion that would dwarf the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

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