It is said that von Meinkopt first came up with the concept for the Repeater Handgun while watching students reloading at the Imperial Gunnery School. He realized that a multibarrelled handgun would not have to be reloaded so frequently, and thus would be more lethal on the field of battle.[3a] An early prototype for the repeater handgun was Von Meinkopt's Single Shooter. It was later replaced with the final version, known as Von Meinkopt's Whirling Cavalcade of Death.[3a]
Von Meinkopt later went on to create the Repeater Pistol, or Von Meinkopt's Micro-mainspring of Multidudinous Precipitation of Pernicious Lead. Even after these two great successes, he continued to invent, creating the nine-barrelled cannon known as the Helblaster Volley Gun.[3a] However, his illustrious career was cut short by a workshop explosion which likely killed him.
Volker von Meinkopt's personal weapon was a repeater handgun known as Von Meinkopt's Whirligig of Death.
- A certain Empire Engineer who also bears the name Meinkop, was mentioned during the Battle of Kriegfeld Castle, who was famous for single-handedly repairing the Steam Tank, Old Reliable and using it to hold back a Chaos Horde at the castle gates. He was later rewarded with a minor title and estate. Whether this is the same Engineer that would later invent the infamous Repeater Rifles and Cannons is never confirmed.
- 4: Warhammer: Vermintide 2