Classic Italian three-engined transport/bomber aircraft employed by the Regia Aeronautica in the late 1930s and during WW2. A “cleaned up” evolution of the Ca.101, the Ca.133 was designed also to be employed in the not very technologically demanding colonial areas. It was precisely there where they gained a dubious fame; during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War (1935-6) they dropped chemical and biological bombs…. civilizing indeed.
Nothing changed with WW2 outbreak, they continued to be employed as bombers in those less hazardous areas, and as transports and -as seen here- as paratrooper planes everywhere.
These Caproni had nothing to fear. The Italian parachutists -if I’m not mistaken- never jumped into action; they were deployed instead as infantry with more than honorable results.
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