"Akula" is the first DLC skin of the experimental PAK-FA aircraft. The airframe is painted with a two-tone paintjob featuring a white upper area with a red undercarriage. Markov's personal emblem, a triangle shape with a shark's mouth design, is displayed across the airframe, while the tip of the tail boom and the nose are painted black. In the other hand, the belly of the PAK-FA bears a large white star. Markov's signature "sharksmouth" nose paint remains in the aircraft, the mouth matching the underlying colour (black on the top, red on the bottom).
To fit with its appearance and name, the Akula variant has been given an increase in close-quarters mobility.