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Coyote Tango (Jaeger)
Cyote Tango
Technical Information
Launched December 30th, 2015[1]
Mark Mark-1[1]
Status Destroyed[1][2][3]
Origin Japan
Jaeger Specifications
Height 280 feet (85.3m)[1]
Weight 2,312 Tons[1]
Speed 5[1]
Strength 7[1]
Armor 4[1]
Combat Specifications
Op. System Nauthlus-4 Zirca Sync[1]
Energy Core Iso-thor reaction chamber[1]
Weapon(s) Ballistic mortar cannons
V-PI EnergyCaster
Body Language Kickass counterstriker[1]
Power Move(s) Supercritical throwdown[1]

Stacker Pentecost (deceased),
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Tamsin Sevier (deceased),
Gunnar Tunari (deceased)[4],
Vic Tunari (deceased)[4]

Kaiju Killed 2
Out-of-Universe information
Appeared In (canon)
Appeared In (non-canon) Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization

Coyote Tango (コヨーテタンゴ Koyōte Tango?) is the second Mark-1 Japanese Jaeger, launched December 30, 2015. It was one of the oldest Jaegers in active service before its destruction in 2022 during the Kaiju War.[4]


Under Pentecost and Sevier

Coyote Tango, piloted by Stacker Pentecost and Tamsin Sevier[5], is deployed in Tokyo, Japan alongside the military to fight the Kaiju Onibaba. During the fight Tamsin blacks out, leaving Pentecost to pilot Coyote on his own, an act that had never been done before. The battle is partially witnessed by a young Mako Mori, who was being pursued by Onibaba.

After the events in Tokyo, both of its pilots are retired on the basis of radiation sickness.[5] Coyote Tango was retired after its battle against Onibaba.[1]

Tokyo Bay Attack

June 21st, 2016, When Tacit Ronin is deployed against the Kaiju Itak in Tokyo Bay to prevent it from reaching the city.[6] When Tacit Ronin is compromised in battle, Coyote Tango is deployed in against Itak, holding off Itak for as long as possible until Tacit Ronin's pilots, Duc and Kaori Jessop, are able to recover to kill the Kaiju.[6] Coyote Tango sustained major damages from the battle against Itak and was unable to deploy when the Category II Kaiju, Ragnarok emerged July 5, 2016 and assist Tacit Ronin a second time.[7]

Under Gunnar Brothers

At a later point in time, Coyote Tango is reassigned new pilots, the Tunari Brothers, Gunnar and Vic. On October 9, 2021, the two are deployed in Hawaii with Striker Eureka to fight the Kaiju Ceramander, Coyote Tango's second kill. On November 6, 2022, Coyote Tango was destroyed at St. Lawrence Island.[4]

Pacific Rim Novelization

Following Coyote Tango's damages sustained in the fight with Onibaba put the Jaeger out of commission for a whole year for repairs.[4] It was kept out of active deployment in order for the shielding to undergo reinforcement, sparing future pilots from exposure to the radiation of the nuclear reactor.[4]


Coyote Tango is designed to resemble naval warships and Cobra attack helicopters in both color scheme and appearance.[1] Coyote Tango's light armor allows it to perform various deadly maneuvers and has great speed to evade Kaiju attacks. It is also armed with twin long-range ballistic mortar cannons to damage Kaiju from afar; these were supplemented by a forearm-mounted, retractable V-PI EnergyCaster with five modes of modulation - this weapon in particular being considered highly experimental at the time of the Jaeger's launch.[8] Coyote Tango is also tied with Cherno Alpha for the tallest height on 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 series Jaegers were reinforced with protective measures to prevent radiation poisoning. Consequently, the Rangers piloting Mark-1's were at an increased risk of contracting cancer-related illnesses from exposure. Both Tamsin Sevier and Stacker Pentecost developed cancer as a result of the Jaeger's poor radiation shielding and were retired from active duty.

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
Ceramander 10/9/2021 Hawaii Striker Eureka


Known Inconsistencies

  • According Coyote Tango's blueprints, Coyote Tango could be piloted by a single Ranger without risk of seizure from the neural load.
  • According to Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters, Travis Beacham[3] and the novelization, Coyote Tango's status is "K.I.A." (destroyed during the course of the war). However, the artbook subsequently contradicts its status in its biographical description, which states it was merely retired because of the dangers of the nuclear reactor.[1]
  • According to Man, Machines & Monsters and the stats card, Coyote Tango weighs 2,312 tons. However, the blueprints states Coyote Tango's weight is 7,450 tons.
  • According to the novelization Coyote Tango was taken out of commission for a year to repair damages and reinforce its radiation shielding. However, Tales From The Drift sees Coyote Tango deployed against another Kaiju (Itak) almost four weeks after its fight against Onibaba.



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Start a Discussion Discussions about Coyote Tango (Jaeger)

  • Why is Coyote Tango Japanese?

    57 messages
    • What do any of those posts have to do with anything?
    • Glitchrr36 wrote:What do any of those posts have to do with anything? Basically "Coyote is shit because it looks old and rusty as shit"
  • Radiation Exposure

    47 messages
    • Alright, this is a tough one. To clear up the reactor thing, a reator doesn't explode, it has a meltdown. '''ALL NUCL...
    • Yup, tl;dr reactor's don't explode the reaction with the meltdown and X causes an explosion.

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