Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
I wonder what the Muslim Turks think of that?
The painter must have felt like Michelangelo, applying that image to the bottom of a plane.
That is Awesome!
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, Cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
I'm reminded of a line from The Battle Hymm of the Republic -"He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:"