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After Coyote Tango's temporary retirement from combat in 2016 for repairs to its radiation shielding, the Mark-1's original pilots, Stacker Pentecost and Tamsin Sevier are retired from combat for exposure. When Coyote Tango is reinstated for active duty, Gunnar and Vic are assigned as its newest pilots.
On October 9, 2020, their first deployment is in Hawaii alongside the Mark-5 Jaeger, Striker Eureka, against the KaijuCeramander. The fight ends with their victory, earning Coyote Tango its second kill. Two years later, on November 6, 2022, Gunnar and Vic are killed when Coyote Tango is destroyed in a Kaiju attack on St. Lawrence Island.
When asked about the fate of Coyote Tango, Travis Beacham confirmed that it was destroyed under the assignment of new pilots, but does not reference the pilots by name.