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Star Army Duty Uniform, Type 42

The Type 42 Duty Uniform is a Star Army of Yamatai uniform consisting of a form-fitting top and cargo pants or skirt with tights. It is used for “everyday” functions (e.g. work, training, aboard starships) in the Star Army's fleets.

Kawa Euikoshi holding Pidole Henitot's hand

The cost of the uniform, including footwear, is 250 KS and can be obtained by Star Army personnel at any Star Army Clothing Store or for free as part of their Star Army Standard Issue Items.


The Type 42 Duty Uniform was designed in YE 41 by Hanako to create a more advanced version of the duty uniform that would also replace the Star Army Working Uniform, Type 31 as a standard uniform for use aboard starships. Hanako intentionally preserved traditional shapes and colors of the previous uniforms to maintain Star Army traditions, but added technology features to make the uniforms safer, more functional, and more versatile. Test uniforms were not available until the final month of YE 41. In YE 42, it became standard issue.

In YE 43, the Star Army created a variant for pregnant soldiers. See: Star Army Duty Uniform, Maternity, Type 43.

In YE 44.5, Taisho Ketsurui Yui made the following clarifications and updates to the uniform1):

  1. The Type 42 Duty Uniform may now optionally be worn with bare legs instead of tights.
  2. The Type 42 Duty Uniform may now be worn using boots in combination with tights or bare legs.
  3. Use of the Star Army Belt (Types 35 and 22) and carrying of a sidearm is now optional with the Type 42 Duty Uniform.

As of YE 45, the Type 42 continues to coexist with the older Star Army Duty Uniform, Type 35.

Illustration of a male soldier Star Army uniform Illustration of a male soldier Star Army uniform


The core of the Type 42 Duty Uniform is the Type 42 Jacket, a form-hugging jacket made of Kinugoshi-ko, Dataweave, and synthetic material designed to resist fire, acids, puncture, and radiation. The jacket is primarily Star Army Regal Blue in color with bright periwinkle accents on the cuffs, collar, the hemline, and the seam where the arm connects to the torso. Additionally, Varihue shoulders and a panel on the front of the uniform are color-coded based on the wearer's occupation. The jacket zips open in the center of the chest. The sleeves are detachable for a short-sleeve look. There are pockets on the upper arms where the Star Army Hinomaru is positioned.

Color Scheme

Here are the specified colors for the uniform:

For the color panel on the torso, see Star Army Uniform Colors.

Built-In Electronics

The jacket contains internal micro-batteries and a volumetric projector (appears as a glowing teal triangle on the upper torso) and a wrist-mounted mini-communicator, both of which can be re-positioned. Together these are the Star Army Communicator, Type 42. The collar contains a Molecure Tape-based sealing system that allows it to form a seal with most helmets and protective masks.

Rank Placement

Rank placement on the Type 42 is the same as the Star Army Duty Uniform, Type 35.

Other Uniform Components

All other accessories are the same as the Star Army Duty Uniform, Type 35.


Optional Accessories

Soldiers wearing this uniform are authorized to use the following accessories with it:


The Duty Uniform Type 42 must be worn with the jacket fully zipped and closed while on duty but can be worn open when off duty. The uniform can be worn with authorized trousers or with an authorized skirt. Tights may be worn with the skirt but are optional outside of formal situation. In warm weather the jacket may be worn without the detachable lower sleeves as directed by the starship, unit, or base commander. The uniform can be worn with dress shoes or boots as the situation and unit commander dictate.

The triangular volumetric projector should be worn in on the right side of the chest. All parts including the electronics are machine-washable, however, it is recommended that the electronic parts (volumetric projector and communicator wrist piece) are removed prior to washing.

OOC Notes

Wes created this article on 2019/12/07 08:21. This article uses the Clothing Item Template.

Approved 12/7/19: Approval Thread

Art Credits

Pidole and Euikoshi artwork by Hyeoii.

Artwork of the jacket by Wes and Aradia artwork by an unknown artist (commissioned by Arbitrated).

Male uniform illustrations by GMGhost (commissioned by Wes).

Star Army Logistics
Products & Items Database
Product Categoriesclothing, uniforms
Product NameDuty Uniform, Type 42
ManufacturerKetsurui Zaibatsu
Year ReleasedYE 42
Price (KS)250.00 KS

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