Why the Mil Mi-24 and AH-1 Cobra Can't Be Compared

Sometimes, when rivals resort to all means necessary, they can end up as good as one another. During the events of the Cold War, the U.S. had an advantage over the Soviet Union in terms of economy. Simply put, a better economy means more resources to build a healthier armed force. And with better armed forces comes better defense against invasion, as well as more muscle to stage an invasion.