It is unknown when Dayakka initially acquired this machine, but it was believed to around the time when Kittan acquired his own Gunmen, as the two seem to know each other well. Dayakka would only pilot it a few times, most notably during the siege of the Dai-Gunzan.
When the Dai-Gunzan was captured and renamed Dai-Gurren, Dayakka was chosen to be the new battleship's captain. As such, he gave Dayakkaiser to Kittan's sister, Kiyoh, who would pilot it for the remainder of the war. She mainly acted as support artillery because Kittan was hesitant to allow her to go into the front lines; however, she could also "combine" Dayakkaiser with King Kittan and Kiyalunga to form "King Kittan Deluxe".
Believed destroyed after the human military replaced Gunmen with Grapearls, the Dayakkaiser was secretly maintained by Makken and Leite, who also equipped it with Spiral Power-based weaponry. This proved useful when the Anti-Spirals attacked the Earth following the birth of the one millionth human on the surface; when Grapearls failed to stop the Mugann, the Gunmen of Team Dai-Gurren were redeployed to face the threat. Dayakkaiser was now piloted by Yoko, bringing quite a shock to Dayakka when he saw it in the Arc-Gurren. It was during this time that it was discovered the original Spiral King-era Gunmen were all designed for space combat.