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Coyote Tango (Japanese: コヨーテタンゴ, Hepburn: Koyōte Tango?) is the second Mark-1 Japanese Jaeger, launched on December 30, 2015. It was also one of the oldest Jaegers in active service before its destruction during the Kaiju War.

History

Onibaba Attack

On May 15th, 2016, Coyote Tango, piloted by Stacker Pentecost and Tamsin Sevier[4], is deployed in Tokyo, Japan alongside the military to fight the Kaiju Onibaba. During the fight, Tamsin blacks out from a seizure, leaving Stacker to pilot Coyote Tango on his own, an act that had never been done before. He succeeds and kills Onibaba by himself, saving the life of Mako Mori, a young Japanese girl who was cornered by the Kaiju earlier.

After the events in Tokyo, both pilots are retired on the basis of radiation poisoning.[4] Coyote Tango is also pulled from active duty to undergo repairs.[1]

Tokyo Bay Attack

On June 21, 2016, Tacit Ronin is deployed against the Kaiju Itak in Tokyo Bay to prevent it from reaching the city.[5] When Tacit Ronin is compromised in battle, Coyote Tango is deployed in against Itak and is able to hold off the Kaiju long enough for Tacit Ronin's pilots, Duc and Kaori Jessop, to recover and kill the Kaiju.[5]

Unfortunately, Coyote Tango sustains major damage from the battle against Itak and is unable to assist Tacit Ronin when the Category II Kaiju Ragnarok emerges from the Breach on July 5, 2016.[6]

Later Career

At an undetermined point later on in the Kaiju War, Coyote Tango is destroyed in battle and its pilots are killed.[3][note 1]

Features

Coyote Tango is designed to resemble naval warships and Cobra attack helicopters in both color scheme and appearance.[1] Coyote Tango has great speed to evade Kaiju attacks and its light armor allows it perform various deadly maneuvers in combat. It is also armed with twin long-range ballistic mortar cannons to damage Kaiju from afar and a V-PI EnergyCaster with five modes of modulation - this weapon in particular was considered highly experimental at the time of the Jaeger's launch.[7] Coyote Tango is also tied with Cherno Alpha for the tallest height of a Mark-1 Jaeger.

As a Mark-1 Jaeger, Coyote Tango runs on the power of a nuclear reactor. Given the short amount of time the Pan Pacific Defense Corps had to build the first series of Jaegers in response to the Kaiju threat, none of the Mark-1 Jaegers were reinforced with protective measures to prevent their pilots from being exposed to their reactors. Consequently, these Rangers were all at an increased risk of contracting cancer-related illnesses from exposure. Stacker Pentecost and Tamsin Sevier were both diagnosed with terminal cancer as a result of the Coyote Tango's poor radiation shielding and retired from active duty on the grounds of radiation poisoning.

Kaiju Killed

The following is roster of named Kaiju defeated by Coyote Tango, assisted or on its own.
Kaiju Date Location Jaeger Team
Onibaba 5/15/2016 Tokyo, Japan Solo
Itak 6/21/2016 Tokyo, Japan Tacit Ronin

Trivia

Gallery

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Coyote Tango (Jaeger)

Notes

  1. Travis Beacham: "Sadly, all the Jaegers were destroyed. The four in the movie are literally the last four. Coyote Tango did have a second crew after Stacker and Tamsin left the Conn-Pod, but the old girl did eventually meet her end. Valiantly though, I assure you."

References

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