The Akula (meaning "shark" in Russian) was a class of Axis submarine in service during the War. The Akula is armed exclusively with torpedoes and specializes in anti-ship operations. These torpedoes are an improvement over early designs as they have a sophisticated tracking system to ensure a hit on enemy vessels. The Akula is actually quite conventional as far as submarines go. It has two turbines, and the hull design shows some of its ancestry as it resembles its predecessor: the Typhoon Attack Submarine. There are 2 torpedo tubes protruding out the front, from which both normal torpedoes and ultra-torpedoes are fired.