I don't know how hard this would be, but how easy would it be to have the image change as they're flying through the air? IE: make it look like they're blowing up.
Wouldn't change the math, you'd just be changing the graphic.
Not to sound too gruesome but surely they would split apart and fly off in multiple directions and there would be blood spatter everywhere. For those outside a certain proximity of the blast area they would catch fire but continue to troop forward?