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This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
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Not to be confused with the Akuma, a sport motorcycle in The Ballad of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.
"Once upon a time, a blank radar screen meant you could relax. But times change. With the Akula in town, a blank radar screen probably means you're a few seconds away from being vaporized by a cackling sociopath in an attack helicopter. And there's only one way to make sure you're on the right side of that brave new world...
Please note: This aircraft is excluded from Pegasus Lifestyle Management and must be stored in a personal hangar.
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Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Akula is a gunship attack helicopter featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Doomsday Heist update.

Design

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The Akula is an attack helicopter based on the Boeing–Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche, with a canopy that combines the aspects of the Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator" (front windows) and the Kamov Ka-50 “Black Shark” (side windows). The tail setup is very similar to that of the FH-1 Hunter, being a fenestron, but the rearranged fins makes it similar to that of the Airbus Helicopters H145M, but with a wider and lower tail structure similar to a Kawasaki OH-1 and the aforementioned Comanche.

The Akula is of Russian origin, as evidenced by its markings, including "RF1 АКУЛА" and the characteristic red stars (much like the V-65 Molotok). The helicopter can transport four occupants, situated in a sedan-like seating, where the pilot and the copilot sits in the front row and the passengers on the rear one.

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Performance

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Vehicle

The helicopter is relatively fast and nimble, in a similar manner to the FH-1 Hunter. According to Rockstar Games Social Club, the Akula currently holds the highest top speed, fastest acceleration and best agility records.

Defense

The Akula serves as a versatile transport helicopter with decent armour and good capabilities to evade threats such as homing rockets and explosives in general. It can take 2 homing missiles from aircraft before it starts to smoke and a 4th one will make it cut out and crash. It is also able to take about 200 bullets before it starts to smoke and cut out

The most notable feature of the vehicle is its stealth mode, which allows the entire crew to navigate around the map without being spotted by enemy radars, making it useful for surprise attacks and getaways. However, its weapons are disabled for the pilot and the copilot during the stealth mode. In addition, cloaking the Akula does not protect it from a Galaxy Super Yacht's defense system, the Weazel News TV spectator channel or being spotted by the Orbital Cannon surveillance system.

When stealth mode is enabled, it will hide the flight crew from the minimap as well as all the items they carry, which includes:

Weaponry

Like the Hunter, the Akula features an array of weapons available for use:

  • A three-barreled .50 caliber Minigun turret mounted at the bottom, which can be operated by the first officer and they can use a camera view (like a few specialized aircraft). Aiming coverage is good, as it can aim straight down and roughly 90 degress on a side. By default comes with a single gun, but can be upgraded with dual guns.
  • Two .50 caliber Miniguns mounted on either side of the folding stub wings, which can be operated by the pilot in the same way as in a Buzzard Attack Chopper, having longer range, but being weaker. When not in stealth, the wings are opened up to align the guns and when entering stealth mode, the wings will fold back to the vehicle.
  • Two extra stub wings that can equip either Barrage Missile pods, which behaves similarly to those of the FH-1 Hunter (Hunter fires up to 7 missiles, Akula fires up to 4) or Homing Missiles, which have no refill time like the FH-1 Hunter, Savage, V-65 Molotok, P-45 Nokota and Pyro.
  • A bomb bay able to deploy up to 50 bombs (if added via customization).
  • Two cameras with 3 vision modes: normal vision, thermal vision or night vision which can be operated by the two rear passengers (Seats 3 & 4). And while the Akula's weapons can't be used while in stealth mode, cameras can still be operated.

Competitively, the Akula is more versatile than the FH-1 Hunter due to the pilot-controlled miniguns and the cloaking feature that may confuse Hunter pilots. However, the Akula is not the best at evading missiles due to the lack of countermeasures and the missile option could be a flaw against the Hunter (the Akula can only carry one of the missile options mentioned above, while the Hunter carries both).

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Aircraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Off Speed
(0-60 knots in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Vertical Climb/ Descent Rate
(ft/min)
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta
N/A 99 / 160 / 86 N/A N/A N/A 8000 / 17637 100
Website Statements [?]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A N/A Twin Turboshaft engines, 4-bladed rotor Middle Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Akula-GTAO-RSCStats
Speed
100%
Acceleration
100%
Braking
Agility
100%


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Weapons.meta
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A Cannot be determined N/A N/A N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
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Damage
Fire Rate/Speed
Accuracy
Range
Clip Size


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Weapons.meta
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A Cannot be determined N/A N/A N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
ImageGallery-Placeholder
Damage
Fire Rate/Speed
Accuracy
Range
Clip Size

Modifications

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Category Modification Cost
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Bombs None $700
Explosive $150,000
Incendiary $195,000
Gas $260,000
Cluster $335,000
Handling Stock Handling $1,000
Smooth Handling $20,000
Sport Handling $27,000
Race Handling $35,000
Livery None $11,400
Basic Camo $18,240
Zancudo Camo $19,380
Sprayed Camo $20,520
3 Color Outline $21,660
90s Sandbox $22,800
Modern 5 Color $23,370
Arid Theater $23,939
Winter Camo $24,510
Urban Warrior $25,080
Nature Reserve* $25,650
Naval Battle* $26,220
Urban Geometric* $26,789
Coyote Geometric* $27,360
Large Geometric* $27,930
Naval Geometric* $28,500
Desert Fractal* $29,070
Urban Fractal* $29,639
Large Digital* $30,210
Medium Digital* $30,780
Small Digital* $31,350
Respray -
Primary Weapons .50 Cal Minigun Turret $700
Dual .50 Cal Minigun Turret $300,000
Secondary Weapons No Secondary Weapons $700
Mounted Missile Barrage $300,000
Mounted Homing Missiles $325,000
Sell Sell Vehicle
* Denotes items that can only be unlocked for purchase via research in the Bunker property.

Image Gallery

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Video

GTA Online - Akula -The Doomsday Heist-

GTA Online - Akula -The Doomsday Heist-

Locations

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Changes

Update Change(s)
Grand Theft Auto V
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
1.42 Added Akula. Available for purchase.

Trivia

General

  • "Akula" (АКУЛА) means "shark" in Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian and numerous other languages. This might be a reference to Ka-50's nickname 'Black Shark'.
  • The Akula does not have an altimeter.
  • The lights have a road legal cut off pattern, much like a car's headlights, indicating reused textures from some sort of vehicle.

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  • Although the Akula lacks a manufacturer in-game, the patch notes from the Rockstar Support page states it is manufactured by Buckingham.
  • The Akula's Missile Pods differ from most other missiles, as they appear to be AGM-114 Hellfire Air-to-Ground Missiles.

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