I play with MGE on the PC, but have never used paratroopers on the PC. Unfortunately (until I get my laptop ), the PC's my girlfriend's so I can only use it when she isn't.
When I first read about this bug on CFC about a year ago then I went home and tried it on my PS version of Civ 2. I don't know which version the person who originally posted news of this bug was using, and I'm afraid that CFC have suspended their search facility "to make the forums run more quickly" at the moment so I can't find the thread.
I'd be impressed if you've got a current version of Civ 2 though Monk.