Crimson Typhoon (暴風赤紅, Crimson Tempest[note 1]) is a Mark-4 Chinese Jaeger piloted by Tang Wei Cheung, Hu and Jin. Crimson Typhoon successfully defended Hong Kong against Kaiju attacks until its destruction in 2025..
Pacific Rim Novelization
Early Combat History
During its eight deployments against Kaiju, Crimson Typhoon is taken across and beyond the borders and littorals of China. Its first mission is with the likes of the Mark-1 Jaeger, Cherno Alpha, April 2019 in Osaka, Japan. The second, they are accompanied by the Mark-5 Jaeger, Striker Eureka and once again by Cherno Alpha, May 25, 2025.
Crimson defends the coastline of China at least four times. January 20, 2021, Crimson defeats the Kaiju, Hidoi in Bangkok; it intercepts Tentalus in the region of the China Sea, September 7, 2022 and an unknown Kaiju in Shanghai, January 2, 2024.
August 13, 2024, Crimson is deployed in Taipei, Taiwan and defeats Biantal and later, on November 30 of 2024 Crimson is deployed in Sapporo, Japan to fight Tailspitter. Crimson and Striker are deployed in the Bohai Sea to intercept the Kaiju, Kojiyama, on November 30, 2024.
Hong Kong Incident
During the fight with Otachi, Crimson Typhoon's Conn-Pod is crushed and torn from the Jaeger's neck. Marshall Pentecost orders a recovery team to salvage the head of the Jaeger on the chance that one of the Wei triplets may have survived by escaping through the puncture in the cockpit's head created by Otachi's tail pincer.
- The following is a roster of named Kaiju defeated by Crimson Typhoon, assisted or on its own.
|OS-19 [novelization]||4/12/2019||Osaka, Japan||Cherno Alpha|
|HC-20 [novelization]||5/25/2020||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Cherno Alpha|
|Hidoi [novelization]||1/20/2021||Bangkok, Thailand||Solo|
|Tentalus [novelization]||9/21/2022||China Sea||Solo|
|SH-24 [novelization]||1/2/2024||Shanghai, China||Solo|
|Biantal [novelization]||8/13/2024||Taipei, Taiwan||Solo|
|Tailspitter [novelization]||11/19/2024||Sapporo, Japan||Solo|
|Kojiyama [novelization]||11/30/2024||Bohai Sea||Striker Eureka|
- ↑ 暴風赤紅 also translates to Crimson Storm