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Hi, I was having a little debate with a friend the other day about maximum speeds... And this question came up, mostly based on the fact that the analog speed indicator stops shortly after 800 KIAS, and that some red marks can be seen near 800 KIAS on some cockpit photos. I have read that you can overspeed the external tanks by going supersonic, but other than that, can you overspeed the actual airframe? Is 800 KIAS the limit (why is there a red line or tick on some photos)? And if you can overspeed it, would the pilot get any indication of that (HUD warning possibly)? Thank you.