Advanced Fighter Technology Entry Set
St. Louis—McDonnell Douglas Corp. will propose a single-seat, twin-engine control-configured aircraft as its entry in the upcoming advanced fighter technology integration (AFTI) program. The low-cost demonstrator airplane has been developed from preliminary concept up through and including two series of wind tunnel testing here by McDonnell Aircraft Co. and will be submitted as a formal AFTI proposal to the Air Force in late September. Called the Advanced Maneuvering Demonstrator Aircraft, or AMDA, it would weigh about 9,000 lb. takeoff gross weight and would be about the size of a World War 2 North American P-51 fighter.