These are ballistic masks, designed to deflect gun shots. Which seem like a useful thing to have when out on the battlefield. But they also have the unintended consequence of being absolutely terrifying. Look at this dude.
I don't want to go to war against him. Especially because these things will stop a .44 to the face.
The masks are padded for shock absorption and are built to absorb close-range shots of anything up to a .44 Magnum.
JESUS. Okay, Taiwan. You win.
[Images via South China Morning Post]