Taiwan's New Special Forces Uniforms Are Wearable Nightmare Fuel

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Like the Samurai's mempo, the uniforms of many of today's Special Forces units play dual roles. Not only do they protect the wearer's face and conceal his identity, they terrify the pants off of the enemy. Take the newly unveiled uniforms of Taiwan's Special Forces for example. They look like something out of Army of Two.

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Here's a close-up of the Casey Jones-style face mask:

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These Kevlar ballistics masks measure 11.2-inches long by 7.2-inches wide and weight about 2.5 pounds. Rated at Threat Level II, the mask can stop anything up to a .357 Magnum slug, though we don't recommend trying.

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[Japan Digital via Boing Boing]

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How do they breather under those masks? I think they're mostly to scare people and hide identities. Also, if you get hit in the face with a bullet with a mask on - brain damage from impact? How does the soldier wear glasses/goggles?

These masks seems really poorly thought out.