The Northwest Airfield, also known as the International Airfield, is a large military airfield in the north-west area of Chernarus. The airfield is located west of Grishino, north-west-north of Kabanino, north-east of Vybor, far east of Lopatino and far south of Petrovka.
Chernarus Northwest Airfield (NW):
- Is currently the only location on the map with Barracks.
- Has the highest number of military buildings and Military loot spawns in Chernarus.
- Is a known spawn point of the AN-2 Colt biplane.
- Is a known spawn point of UH-1H Huey.
Please Note: As of update 188.8.131.52 the spawn locations for Hueys have been changed and only one Huey will spawn on each server. Visit the vehicles page for the updated spawn points.
This is a common area for most players to acquire military and high-end gear. Some players use this to their advantage and wait for unsuspecting players to kill and loot. Some of the high-end military gear that can be found at the airfield includes: NV Goggles, suppressed weapons, rangefinder and the Coyote backpack.
There are two barracks that can be looted for some of the best gear in the game. One is at the south-west side of the airfield to the far right of the group of buildings, the other is on the east side of the airstrip about half way up (more north than the control tower and fire station).
The airfield also contains eight hangars with three loot locations in each, a fire station, a control tower, several industrial type buildings and some barracks that usually spawn good items in greater quantities due to their many loot spawning locations. Two fuel tanks are located near the fire station and near the industrial sheds at the north-west side of the airfield.
Bandits will often hide in the traffic control tower to snipe Survivors, as well as hiding inside the barracks, picking up easy kills on unsuspecting scavengers.