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TAC (Terrible-monster Attacking Crew)
TAC
Members: Goro Ryu,
Ichiro Yamanaka,
Tsutomu Konor,
Kozo Yoshimura,
Seiji Hokuto,
Yuko Minami,
Noriko Mikawa,
Affiliations: TDO
Designations: To protect Mankind/the Earth from Alien Invasion, Monsters and other paranormal threats.
To investigate any paranormal activity as part of their other goal
First appearance: Ultraman Ace episode 1 "Shine! The Five Ultra Brothers" (1972)
Latest appearance: Ultraman Ace episode 52 "Tomorrow's Ace To You!"

TAC(タック)the Terrible-monster Attacking Crew, also known as the Super-beast Attack Corps (超獣攻撃隊 Chōjū Kōgeki-tai), was the Earth defense organization during Ultraman Ace's time on Earth. They suddenly made themselves known to the public when the choju Verokron appeared. Their main HQ is based in New York city, and several subordinate Head Quarters' are located in the South Pacific, based in Europe, Africa, and the Far East (Japan). They are always scanning for choju activity with radar, and study day and night to create weapons and tactics to repel the choju. The number of weapons that were developed by TAC were made to be the best, the kill count of choju and space beasts boasts a performance equivalent to that of Ultra Garrison and ZAT. In addition, TAC's weapons have been able to give a large amount of damage to a few of the choju, that allowed Ultraman Ace to achieve victory. In the 10th episode in was mentioned that they used a publication from MAT's files, thereby suggesting an association with the previous attack team MAT.

History

TAC logo

TAC Logo

The squad that helps Ultraman Ace is TAC (Terrible monster Attacking Crew), which was formed by Captain Goro Ryuh. Members of the crew were Ichiroh Yamanaka, Tsutomu Konor, Kohzoh Yoshimura, Seiji Hokuto and Yuuko Minami (who were Ace's hosts of course) and surprisingly by Noriko Mikawa, a second woman in a squad (who had an increased role after Minami left). Continuing with the strange ways of the times of Jack, they have very bizarre ways to recruit members, as Hokuto was a bread delivery driver and Minami was a nurse. The 5 ultra brothers arrive at the earth together in episode 1 when the two humans were revived. Ultraman Ace gives them the ring and merged with their bodies. At the necessary time to transform, the rings shine and they can turn into Ultraman Ace.

Far Eastern Branch base

TAC Far East Branch Base

Far Eastern Base's location

Far Eastern Branch base is in Yamanashi Prefecture in between Aokigahara and Fuji Five Lakes. The base's facilities are cleverly camouflaged by using the terrain and natural ostensibly, while the entrance is disguised as the weather station.

The main command room is located underground (bathroom facilities are also directly connected to the main room), it includes a library of ancient literature references, various laboratories, a shooting training field, the central atom power chamber, the hangar of large hand made missiles. A choju radar, a variety of welfare facility buildings, a general conference building, and a research building all exist on the ground-level portion of the base.

In addition, for protection against choju attacks, the base has been enhanced with defenses of the very best equipment, such as a large-scale field gun, and 4-twin and 16-twin rocket launchers. In spite of its top defenses, choju and aggressive space-aliens have managed to compromise its security, leading the base's front grounds to become a battle ground between the invaders and Ultraman Ace.

Members

Goro Ryu

Goro Ryu: TBA

  • Status: Alive


Ultrmn ace Seiji

Seiji Hokuto:  Human host of Ultraman Ace (character). He trusts Yuko Minami more to deal with Choju threats. He along with Yuko are suspended from TAC during Vakashim's reign.

  • Status: Alive


Minami 4

Yuko Minami:  Was the human host of Ultraman Ace. She trusts Seiji Hokuto more to deal with Choju threats. She along with Seiji are suspended from TAC during Vakashim's reign. She leaves TAC in episode 29 so she could go to the moon.

  • Status: Alive


YamanakaTAC

Ichiro Yamanaka The sharpshooter of TAC, dual wielded TAC Guns with pin point accuracy. His fiancee Maya Takashina is killed Alien Metron Jr..

  • Status: Alive


Tsutomu Konor

KonoTAC

A rocket enginner and former policeman. In episode 15, Konor goes on vacation to see his niece. During the vacation Black Crab appears.

  • Status: Alive


YoshimuraTA

Kozo Yoshimura:  Described as a walking encyclopedia on space aliens and other life forms. In episode 16, he goes on vacation to meet his family and meets a friend who is then mutated by Yapool into Cowra.

  • Status: Alive


Mikawa Noriko

Noriko Mikawa:  TBA

  • Status: Alive



Other Staff

  • Kaji Yoichi (episodes 1 - 3, 5 - 14, 16 - 27, 31) - A scientist working for TAC. He is a experienced weapon designer and knows intel on Choju.
  • Takura (episode 14) Director of the TAC South Pacific base. Sends Hokuto to bomb Planet Golgota where the Ultra Brothers are. Goro Ryu and the rest of TAC beat Takura after Hokuto's plane won't detach the missile to destroy Golgotha.
  • Maya Takashina (episodes 7, 8)

Armaments and Wear

TAC Wear

Standard TAC uniform

  • Wear: TAC uniforms are durable and offer heat and cold protection.
  • Helmet: It has a built in communication device, the captain's has black stripes. It is the only helmet in the showa era not ot have a visor.


Armaments

  • TAC Gun: Standard equipment of all the TAC members. The guns cartridges can be between light fire, compressed air, and explosive bullets.
  • TAC Falcon: Overall length: 210 m Overall width: 103.5 m Weight: 50,000 t Maximum speed: Mach 6.6 Passenger: 5 (maximum 6 people)
  • TAC Arrow: Total length: 18 m Overall width: 14.5 m Weight: 20 t Maximum speed: Mach 7.7 Passenger: 1 person
  • TAC Space: Total length: 15 m Overall width: 14.5 m Weight: 15 t Maximum speed: Mach 8.8 Occupant: 2 people (can be operated by 1 person)

Trivia

  • In the final episode of Ultraman Ace, Hokuto leaves the TAC.
  • The future Mebius Tech Silver Shark G can be seen in development in episode 39.
  • TAC has a file about MAT and Goh's battle with Zetton in episode 10 of Ultraman Ace.

Gallery

Attack Teams
Showa Attack Teams SSSP | TDF (UG) | MAT | TAC | ZAT | MAC | UGM | Scientific Defense Guard
Heisei Attack Teams UMA | WINR | HEART | MYDO | TPC (GUTS, Super GUTS, Black Buster Corps, Neo Super GUTS) | XIG | EYES | TLT | DASH | GUYS | ZAP Spacy | Team U | UPG | Xio | VLT | AIB
Other Attack Teams SGM (Science Guard Members) | SAT (Space Attack Team) | SAF (Scientific Attack Force)