Coyote Tango, piloted by Stacker Pentecost and Tamsin Sevier, 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 never before done until then. The battle is partially witnessed by a young Mako Mori, who was being pursued by the Onibaba. After the events in Tokyo, both of its pilots were retired on the basis of radiation sickness. Coyote Tango was retired after its second battle against the Kaiju.
The damages sustained in the fight with Onibaba put the Jaeger out of commission for a whole year for repairs. It was kept out of active deployment in order to reinforce the shielding to prevent future pilots exposure to the nuclear reactor. At a later point in time, Coyote Tango is reassigned new pilots, Gunnar and Vic Tunari. October 9, 2021, the two are deployed in Hawaii to fight the Kaju Ceramander, Coyote Tango's second kill. On November 6, 2022, Coyote Tango is destroyed at St. Lawrence Island.
Coyote Tango is the second tallest of the Mark-1 Jaegers (behind Cherno Alpha), designed to resemble naval warships and Cobra attack helicopters in both color scheme and appearance. 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 backed by a forearm-mounted, retractable VP-1 energy caster capable of modulation through five modes. Tango had a record of two confirmed Kaiju kills prior to its retirement.
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. As a result, the Rangers piloting Mark-1's developed cancer-related illnesses from exposure. Coyote Tango's pilots, Tamsin Sevier and Stacker Pentecost developed cancer from the exposure to the Jaeger's nuclear reactor. Both were retired from active duty as a result of their exposure to the reactor.
*To this, I was just wondering if someone wanted to know all of the Jaeger's facts, so I must do this more often. And lease don't hate me. :I*